A number of factors can cause seniors to have issues with eating. Their production of saliva may have decreased, tooth loss or other dental problems could affect how they tour, or the seniors might be less sensitive to taste as they aged. These can be very complicated matter, as nutrition is vital to a senior’s health. For caregivers providing support to these seniors, do pay attention to any changes in their eating habits.
If they are slowing down or not eating at all, it is more than likely an indication of a problem. Try to prepare meals that are smaller in portions more frequently rather than three large meals. If possible, try to feed them with more tasty options that have equal of similar nutrition values to encourage them to eat. Finally, the medications they are taking can cause them to lose appetite or even change the way food tastes. Moreover, some medication have side effects that may cause nausea, further alienating the desire to eat. If caregivers are able to monitor and adjust to how the seniors are reacting to food, then they will have a better chance in overcoming the eating issues with seniors.
Being a caregiver can both fulfilling and rewarding. A-1 Home Care has been hiring many caregivers since 1991, and we are very proud of the work they have done for seniors aroundLos Angeles and Orange County. We have heard the difference our caregivers make from our clients, and we understand the importance of they are to our company. There is a rise in demand for in home caregivers, and many families are turning to professional help such as A-1 Home Care to find a compassionate and dedicated caregiver to assist around the home. We offer flexible scheduling, with both live-in and live-out options. Moreover, we will work hard to find a job that best fit your commute as well.