Keeping In Touch Solutions
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caregiver support for aging parents

How do Aging Seniors Eat? Often it’s Pick, Pick, Pick

Many aging seniors pick at the food on their plates and eat like birds. Many elderly people who live on their own enjoy a bowl of cereal or a few cookies and completely bypass a well-balanced meal. Here are some reasons why your loved one might have such unhealthy eating:

  • Medications can affect taste buds.
  • Dentures can become ill-fitting and painful so seniors may avoid foods that require a lot of chewing, such as raw vegetables and meats.
  • If your elderly loved one still has his or her teeth, there may be pain in the gums or some teeth may be extra sensitive or decayed.
  • Difficulties with swallowing and digesting food may lead aging adults to reduce their food intake.
  • Older seniors, men especially, have very limited cooking skills, cereal and sandwiches are easy to fix.
  • Seniors who live alone may find it difficult to prepare food for only one person.
  • Seniors on a fixed income who worry about stretching their limited budget to buy medication or food usually purchase the medication instead of healthy foods.

Encouraging our aging loved ones to enjoy and eat a nutritious meal is one of our most important goals. If you suspect that Uncle Jim is eating only junk food, find a way to peek inside your favorite uncle’s cupboards. Look for expiration dates. Those written in tiny print might be impossible for him to clearly read but also, Uncle Jim might just simply forget to look for expiration dates. Also inspect containers in the fridge. Many seniors forget how long leftovers have been in the fridge.

Do Uncle Jim a big favor! Make a call to the Keeping In Touch Solutions staff! We will help remind Uncle Jim to have a meal during the daily call made by one of our Care Callers. Helping independent seniors remember to eat, take their medications and providing social interaction are just a few of the benefits to the Keeping In Touch Solutions daily call service. Another huge benefit is to the families of these aging seniors: peace of mind that someone is checking in with them on a daily basis. When caregivers can’t be in touch every day, Keeping In Touch Solutions can.

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.

diana beam

I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.

For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.

 

 

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