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Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating as a Senior


Seniors often face different roadblocks or issues in eating healthy food daily. There’s the issue of limited mobility due to weakening bodies, inability to do grocery shopping, problems in chewing and swallowing food, medication interactions, and many more.

But to live and thrive in a long healthy life, we must strive to maintain a healthy diet. Doing this is the very core of personal care. Hence, here are some tips on how to address the different roadblocks to healthy eating as a senior:

  • Physical Problems Making It Hard to Prepare Food

    Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and other physical limitations make it harder for seniors to cook or feed themselves. Having an occupational therapist, professional companion or home health aide can help address this.

  • Inability to Do Grocery Shopping

    Preparing healthy meals requires effort and time. Since seniors mostly stay at home, grocery shopping for the right ingredients can be done by professional caregivers who offer this kind of service.

  • Chewing and Swallowing Problems

    Chewing problems are commonly caused by denture problems. Make sure to have your dentures checked regularly. Swallowing problems, on the other hand, might indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease. Talk to your doctor if these problems persist.

  • Medication Interactions

    Food-drug interactions can be prevented by taking the drug 2 hours before eating. But importantly, make sure to ask your doctor about possible interactions first of the medicines you are prescribed to take.

To help you in meal preparations, grocery shopping, and feeding, our home care agency in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania offers assistive services. You can commit to healthy eating more easily now.

Know more about our companionship in Pennsylvania and call Del Community Home Care Agency, LLC today! Our professional caregivers are ready to assist.

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