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Homecare Assistance & Proper Nutrition for Seniors in Chicagoland, IL

Mar 23, 2018 by Katie Fielmann

It is estimated that one-quarter of seniors over the age of 65 require assistance in preparing and/or eating food. Thirty percent of seniors need help modifying their diet to lose weight. Millions of other seniors need to maintain or improve their nutritional habits to avoid common diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, frailty, and many cancers. Sadly, a recent study found that over half of American seniors who live alone are either malnourished or under-nourished.

How Can Homecare Assistance Help With Senior Nutrition in Chicagoland, IL?

March is National Nutrition Month. This March, take the time to talk with your senior loved one about their nutritional habits and concerns. If they are having a difficult time maintaining or improving their nutrition, Comfort Keepers homecare assistance may be able to help. The first step is determining the source of their challenges. Some of the common obstacles to senior nutrition include:

  • Medications that change the way the body uses or absorbs nutrients
  • Changes in taste or smell
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loneliness or depression
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiencies
  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of Mobility
  • Poor eating habits

Sometimes your loved one's challenges may be easy to identify, but other times they may need the help of a medical professional to work through their nutritional issues.

A few of the ways Comfort Keepers homecare assistance can help include:

  • Meal preparation assistance
  • Help shopping for nutritional foods
  • Companionship
  • Help reading food labels and making good choices
  • Help with portion control
  • Maintaining regular eating times so meals are not skipped
  • Coordinating meal plans with the nutritionist

Nutrition is important for everybody, but it is even more important for seniors. This month, take the time to talk to your senior loved one about their nutritional choices. If your senior loved one requires help, Comfort Keepers homecare assistance is only a phone call away.

Comfort Keepers of Chicagoland, IL serves the surrounding areas: 

Lombard, Mount Prospect, Willowbrook, Addison, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Berkeley, Oak Brook, Bloomingdale, Carol Steam, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Villa Park, Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Lisle, Darien, Willow Springs, Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Riverside, Western Springs, Westmont, River Grove, River Forest, Chicago and Elmwood Park.

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