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Returning Home - Maintaining proper nutrition

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April 20, 2012

We all know that getting plenty of fluids and eating healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables are important for maintaining one's health. Those rules don't necessarily change as you age, but under certain circumstances there are there certain foods your senior loved one should avoid and others he or she should definitely eat.

There may also be times when medications or health issues can cause your senior loved one to lose his or her appetite thus leading to poor nutrition and health. Living alone can also cause your senior to not eat as well as he or she should. You don't need a special degree to make sure your senior is getting proper nutrition and hydration; in fact, good nutrition can be as simple as a trip to the grocery store or providing some company at meal time. The following resources can help you find the best nutrition solutions to help keep your senior loved one on the path to good health.

Nutrition for Seniors Video Series

Senior Nutrition and Mealtime - Family Caregiver Webinar

Craving Companionship

Cooking Under Pressure

Nutritional Risks: The Warning Signs (PDF 400k)

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