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Ways to Get Seniors With Low Appetites to Eat

ways-to-get-seniors-with-low-appetites-to-eatNutrition is vital for senior health. Knowing what your loved one should eat is one thing, it’s getting them to actually eat the food that’s the challenge.

Our appetites change as we age. Whether it’s due to changes in our sense of taste, illnesses, depression, or other factors, the lack of appetite can put your loved ones at risk for malnutrition.

Don’t worry, Total Assurance Home Healthcare has a few tips that home health aides use in our non-medical home healthcare agency:

  • Create a meal and snack schedule, and stick to it
    Having a regular routine will help your loved one’s body adjust and get ready for the incoming meal. Don’t rely on your loved one’s ability to feel hunger before giving them food.
  • Serve smaller portions of high nutrients food
    Our home care services in Brookfield, Connecticut have found that it’s better to serve nutritious food in smaller portions, than larger servings. This will make it easier for your loved one to eat, and prevent them from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Take advantage of finger food
    Eating utensils can get in the way of your loved one’s meal. Seniors with arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and other mobility-affecting conditions can feel frustrated if they are unable to use their utensils, and make them not want to eat at all.
  • Milkshakes and Smoothies for Meals
    If your loved one has eating difficulties, make healthy meals easier and tastier by creating delicious homemade milkshakes or fruit and veggie smoothies for their meals.

We hope these tips will serve you well. If you have any questions about Home Healthcare Services in Connecticut or if you’re looking for senior care assistance, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-372-3885.

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