Making Nutritional Care a Way of Life
Good food, good health is part of the Elderly Home Care.
As one ages, nutrition care for elderly continues to be an important aspect of one’s overall health. A good nutritious care plan for elderly can mean less incidents of dehydration or malnutrition, medications can work better, maintain energy and physical strength, muscle building, and bone strength. Ambassadors Caregivers are continually trained on subjects of nutrition and signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration.
Often our clients would say, “I’m just not hungry”, or “I’m tired and I’d rather sleep”. Other times they just simply forget to eat due to dementia or confusion.
Having caregivers assistants who monitor our client’s food intake could mean prevention of complications that require hospitalization. Caregivers are also the first line of help to encourage and sit with our clients so that they eat enough food. They can encourage food intake and adequate liquid consumption especially clients who have Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Here are a few ways home caregivers can help clients:
What are the Special Nutrient Needs of Elderly?
Nutrition care is a priority in old age. Nutrition care for the elderly includes maintaining a certain level of physical strength and energy, bone strength and muscle building and bypassing any form of malnutrition. Nutrition caregivers at Ambassadors are provided training on a consistent basis on nutrition and to identify signs and symptoms of malnutrition and disease amongst the elderly.
Caregivers monitor the food intake of the clients that encompasses the prevention of any complications that may lead to hospitalization. They encourage the clients to consume nutritious food. Caregivers help the elderly in menu planning, cooking or helping the client’s cook their favorite recipes, monitor their food intake, grocery shopping, cleaning up etc.
The care experts are proficient in assessing the risks the elderly are faced with and are proactive in taking immediate measures to modify meals to suit their requirements. Taking cognizance of the fact that nutrition care is crucial to the health of the clients, the Ambassador Caregivers take the appropriate steps to provide proper nutrition and maintain a sound quality of life.