It’s no surprise that most elderly adults really want to live in their own home for as long as they can. However, when they are no longer able to independently take care of themselves, they and other family members need to find a solution. One of the best ways for the elderly to age at home without jeopardizing their health and safety is to take advantage of elder care assistance programs.
Family members may quickly realize that their aging loved one is not very excited about elder care assistance. There are often many reasons for this, ranging from stubbornness and pride to fear and frustration. It’s not uncommon for an aging adult to refuse in-home care, which can leave family members frustrated.
Here are 5 suggestions on what family members can do to sway… Continue reading
When it’s hot outside, your elderly loved one wants to stay cool and comfortable. Often, the appetite diminishes in seniors for a variety of reasons, but there are few things that are as tempting as a delicious fruit smoothie. Not only are smoothies a fine way to cool down, but they are an excellent vehicle for delivering nutrients to your elderly loved one. Packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and more, nutritious summer smoothies will quickly become your elderly loved one’s favorite snack.
Why Smoothies for Seniors?
Smoothies are ideal for seniors that need an extra nutritional boost for whatever reason. Some are on a liquid diet such as a post-surgery, after a stroke or because they have a hard time chewing and swallowing. Some seniors don’t have much of an appetite, due to medication or depression. Still other seniors don’t like it when meals are prepared by another family… Continue reading