Protect Seniors from Fraud
As they age, seniors can encounter a number of obstacles to remaining safe and healthy at home. One is fitness and the other nutrition.
If your loved one has lost interest in eating, you're not alone. Certain illnesses and medications can impact an older adult's appetite. What's more, mealtimes may have lost their appeal if Mom or Dad is living alone.
Staying fit and active also can seem like a difficult goal for many seniors who are unable to do what they once did. Motivating older adults to eat healthy and stay fit are among the most daunting challenges that many family caregivers face.
A mother and her daughter talk about a family recipe that not only followed them from holidays to birthdays, but brought them together to share memories with the ones they love.
Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network revealed that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors.That's why the Home Instead Senior Care network launched the Craving CompanionshipSM program, geared to promoting healthy aging by helping seniors eat nutritiously and stay connected socially. The program also encourages the revival of family mealtimes for the benefit of isolated seniors.
Much can stand in the way of good nutrition for the elderly, and that can mean your mom or dad could fail to thrive like they should. Recognizing the warning signs of poor nutrition is the first step towards improving the health of your senior loved one.
Loneliness -- it's one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition that your senior loved one could face. The elderly, when home alone, face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences.
Mealtime conversations are an important part of the dining experience, and can help seniors avoid feelings of depression. Caring Cards provide more than 50 questions on a wide range of topics that can help you engage a senior loved one in meaningful conversation and provide companionship.
When it comes to eating healthy meals, there are many obstacles facing seniors. Review the 10 mealtime challenges that can impact senior health and suggestions on how overcome these challenges.
Haven't had that special family dish for awhile? Then get out the cookbook, and enter the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest. Provide your favorite family recipe and a short story about what makes the dish so special. Selected recipes and stories will be published online as well as in the Homemade Memories Cookbook.
Read this heartwarming poem, "Making Applesauce - A Granddaughter's Tribute".
I have worn your hands all day.
Other parts of my body
are yours too — the freckles
scattering up my arms, the red...
The Craving Companionship program was made possible through partnership with General Mills.
Use it or lose it -- a common phrase that appears to apply when it comes to good brain and body health. Companionship, too, can play an important role in healthy aging.
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