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How to Best Meet Nutritional Needs for Seniors

It is not a mystery that a nutritious diet is vital for good health. However many people don’t understand that an adult’s nutritional needs change with age. As such, the nutritional experts at Tufts University have designed MyPlate for Older Adults, which is an updated rendition of the former food pyramid, and which provides nutritional advice specifically for seniors. Read More...
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Hillendale Home Care’s Top Cancer Nutrition Tips: When Tastes Change

Maintaining a healthy diet is especially crucial for those undergoing cancer treatment, but one of the top side effects to prevent patients from eating well is a change in taste. It’s important to overcome this and other barriers to healthy eating in order to maintain the strength needed for chemo treatments, guard against infections, and a number of other benefits. Read More...

How In-Home Care Boosts Nutrition for Those with Cancer

A healthy diet is important for everyone, but doubly so following a cancer diagnosis. Meeting nutrition needs can help strengthen cancer patients to endure chemotherapy treatments, protect against infections, keep body tissue from breaking down, and rebuild tissue. Eating well can also help those with cancer manage any side effects of cancer treatments and may even assist with handling higher doses of certain drugs. Read More...

Are Your Senior Loved One’s Nutritional Needs Being Met? Take This Quick Assessment to Find Out.

Senior Loved One’s Nutritional Needs Parents’ love for their children is ageless. And parents of any age want to protect their children from worries and concerns, which often leads to covering up their own worries and concerns. And when family lives at a distance, it can be hard to gauge how healthy senior parents actually are.

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The Top Three Dietary Challenges for Seniors, and How to Overcome Them

Dietary Challenges for SeniorsIn our years of providing California in-home senior care, one common thread we see over and over again is the struggle with meeting nutritional requirements. For a variety of reasons, maintaining – or starting – good dietary habits in later years is a struggle. Below are some of the most prevalent dietary challenges, and tips to overcome them.

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How Diet Can Affect COPD Symptoms

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults are currently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and it’s estimated that another 12 million may be living with the disease without even knowing it. It’s also worth noting that COPD usually strikes in middle age, with smoking as the primary risk factor. Read More...

Surprising New Information on Protein Needs of the Elderly

A diet that includes a sufficient amount of protein is crucial at any age in order to maintain muscle mass and for its metabolism-boosting effect. For those under age 65, a low-protein, high-carb diet is linked to longevity, according to two new studies in the journal Cell Metabolism. Read More...

Senior Care Pleasant Hill CA: Cooking a Low Sodium Diet for Your Senior

It’s important for your senior’s diet to support their health.  Managing your elderly loved one’s health can come in the form of a low sodium diet.  Eating healthy means making changes to your loved one’s current eating habits.  Lowering your senior’s sodium intake can be beneficial to their heart health, reducing cardiovascular risks.   Read More...

Home Care Services in Moraga CA: – Obesity in Seniors

Obesity is a problem at any age, a problem that has become all too rampant in the American society.  Obesity by itself is a bad situation because of the difficulties in moving, and getting around but it’s also a major trigger in a plethora of other diseases and health problems.   Read More...

Elderly Care in San Ramon, CA: National Trail Mix Day

Elderly care providers could combine two fun things in one: National trail mix day happens on August 31st, and it’s a perfect time to go for a little picnic or outing at the park and bring along some homemade trail mix for a healthy snack. Read More...