Family Caregiver Food Safety Tips from Detective Foodsafe™

September is National Food Safety Education Month. We have an expert who will share how to keep family caregivers and your loved ones safe from food poisoning (and everyone who wants to avoid becoming the victim of food borne illness). Detective Foodsafe™ explores the mysteries of food contamination and food handling mishaps that can happen … Read moreFamily Caregiver Food Safety Tips from Detective Foodsafe™

Choosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Family caregivers visiting their senior loved ones enjoy bringing them something to eat, not only to show their love but also to encourage them to eat. Many seniors begin to have diminished appetites — whether from boredom, lack of activity, or changes in their sensation of taste — making all foods taste unfamiliar. When they … Read moreChoosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Eating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, many older adults tend to change the way they eat. This change may be intentional for many and while for others it is done unknowingly. Many will eat less thinking their bodies don’t need as much food because they aren’t as physically active as they once were. This way of thinking may … Read moreEating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

15 Actions to Prevent Malnutrition When Seniors Don’t Want to Eat

Many seniors are not getting enough to eat as they age, no matter whether they live on their own, with family or in a senior living facility. Their limited intake of food, no matter what the reason, means they are not meeting their nutritional needs. Undernutrition leads to poor health and worse events, such as muscle loss … Read more15 Actions to Prevent Malnutrition When Seniors Don’t Want to Eat

Evoking Memories in Seniors With Home Cooking and Other Aromas

Just as music can bring forth memories of past experiences and bring a smile to our faces, so can the smell of a familiar meal cooking from the kitchen. The aromas of particular foods wafting through the house can make our seniors sentimental for people and events from their past. Our sense of smell is thought to … Read moreEvoking Memories in Seniors With Home Cooking and Other Aromas

The Snarf Scarf: Neat Eating for Style & Dignity

Enabling senior loved ones to enjoy lives that are healthy, safe and comfortable is the mission of their family caregivers. Important to that is helping them live with self respect and dignity. Working with older adults for most of my career as a dietitian, I have worked closely with seniors who are recovering from strokes, dealing with Parkinson’s … Read moreThe Snarf Scarf: Neat Eating for Style & Dignity

Nutritious Home Delivered Meals for Seniors & Our Take on a New Option

Senior hunger in the U.S. is a very real problem. In 2014, three million seniors over 65 were victims of food insecurity, which means they did not have reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. Seniors who live on their own, which is the goal of most, are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. Too many older adults have limited access to … Read moreNutritious Home Delivered Meals for Seniors & Our Take on a New Option

Home Meal Delivery – 6 Signs Your Senior Loved One Could Benefit

Getting meals delivered at home is a convenience for most but a necessity for some of our seniors. One of the major concerns family caregivers have is whether or not their senior loved ones are getting enough food to eat. Not only enough food, but the right foods that will help keep them healthy as they age or … Read moreHome Meal Delivery – 6 Signs Your Senior Loved One Could Benefit

Evening Snacks for Seniors – Good for Them or Something to Avoid

Evening snacking — is it a good routine for seniors or one they would be better off breaking? Many of our senior loved ones like to snack in the evening while watching TV or just because they have a craving for something. Maybe they snack because they are bored or it is just a long standing habit … Read moreEvening Snacks for Seniors – Good for Them or Something to Avoid