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How to Encourage Healthy Eating Among Your Senior Loved Ones

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Habits stick as habits do, especially when it comes to activities that are necessary such as eating and in extension, your choice of food.

This is especially true among our senior loved ones, who as they age, tend to consume foods they are used to that are not exactly healthy. This is either because this gives them comfort or due to some underlying condition that is masked by preferring to eat the same food over and over again.

As such, as your trusted provider of home care services in Laurel, Maryland, allow us at Sarah’s Peace and Love Home Healthcare to share with you ways to encourage your senior loved ones to eat healthily.

  • Present their food in unexpected ways.
    Your senior loved one may not like vegetables, but they are unlikely to pass up on burritos and patties. Consider adding different types of vegetables but with similar textures in their burrito or making vegetable patties. These are easy to make and the recipes can easily be found online.
  • Keep on trying.
    You cannot expect a miracle to happen in a week or two. Keep on trying different strategies, and soon you may find that that they have naturally begun eating more and more fruits and vegetables without your persuasion.
  • Ask for assistance from care professionals.
    Sometimes, what your senior loved one really needs is variety, whether that is from a caregiver from a reliable home care agency helping them prepare their meals and enjoy conversations with, or just eating someone else’s food, to convince them to give healthy eating a try.

Our home health care in Maryland can be the help you need. Our attendants and caregivers are experienced in handling matters like these. With them, you can rest assured that your senior loved one will develop healthy eating habits in no time.

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