One key aspect of healthy aging is to have nutritious meal plans. Maintaining a healthy diet helps our bodies get the needed nutrients to improve our health or lower our risks of certain diseases. This is why our non-medical home care includes meal preparation services to ensure your senior loved ones are eating well every day.
As a provider of medicare and home care in Broward, Florida we want to share with you the following healthy meal-planning tips for older adults as suggested by the National Institute on Aging (NIA):
- Vary your food
Try to choose different healthy meal components from time to time and get nutrients from various sources. As senior care providers, we always choose those with no added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat.
- Have enough protein
Protein is vital in maintaining muscle as we grow older. However, we recommend getting protein from healthier alternatives such as seafood, soy products, beans, peas, and lentils. We keep this in mind when we prepare meals as part of our medicare home care services.
- Fruits and veggies for snacks
When we provide senior and veteran care, we make sure that even their snacks are healthy. Sliced fruit and vegetables are great alternatives to chips and other oily snacks.
With Loving Arms Home Care Services, families of our senior clients will have peace of mind knowing that their elderly loved ones are eating healthy every day. We also provide veterans aid and attendant in Broward, Florida.