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Information & Guidance on Maintaining Proper Nutrition for Seniors

Returning Home - Maintaining proper nutrition

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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 foods seniors who are recovering should consider avoiding and others that may be very helpful.

There may also be times when medications or health issues can cause someone 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 a loved one on the path to good health.

  • Nutrition for Seniors Video Series: Watch for important tips that help ensure an older adult is getting the proper nutrition.

  • Craving Companionship: Learn how helping a senior stay connected socially can lead to better nutrition.

  • Cooking Under Pressure: Find out why good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence.

  • Nutritional Risks: The Warning Signs (PDF 400k): Investigate the warning signs of poor nutritional health.

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Download the Canadian Edition of the Returning Home: Transitional Care Guide

Last revised: April 20, 2012

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