Healthful eating enhances the vitality and well-being of seniors. On the other hand, poor elderly diet and nutrition leave them vulnerable to illness.
Wood Private Home Care (WPHC) home aides help make sure seniors consistently eat a nutrient-rich diet that promotes good health. They often share meals with their clients because they know that companionship at mealtime stimulates the appetite—more so than eating alone.
They also encourage their clients to participate in meal preparation—an activity that makes mealtime more than just nutritionally enriching.
The benefits of a good elderly diet and nutrition are many:
- Sharpened mental focus
- Better cardiovascular health
- Improved energy and feeling of wellness
- Strengthened immunity
- Stronger bones and muscles
- Improved weight control, digestion, and regularity
- Reduced incidence of mood swings and depression
As we age, we face a growing number of obstacles to getting proper nutrition. However, home aides head off seniors’ nutrition problems before they become a health threat by being observant.
Eating well is important at every life stage, and even small dietary improvements can make a positive impact on how a senior feels. Our home aides help certain clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
They also help clients eat nutritious diets to promote disease prevention, healing, and healthy living. We make an extra effort to turn meals into enjoyable social time by engaging our clients in conversation during mealtime.