At Chefs For Seniors, we are often asked “what makes our service different than Meals on Wheels?” In this post, we answer that questions and provide pros and cons for both services.
As you get older, your digestive system may not work as effectively or quickly as it used to. With age comes an increased risk for various digestive issues like heartburn, IBS, ulcers, and dysphagia.
Fortunately, as is the case with many health concerns, making modifications to your diet as you age can help support a healthy digestive system.
The average American hopes to retire by the age of 66. However, what retirees plan to do with their time is a little less concrete. For people who have spent the last 40 to 50 years working, having unlimited amounts of free time can be a huge adjustment. If you’re looking for great ways to occupy your time after leaving the workforce, there are lots of options for you to consider. Keep reading to learn six ways to keep busy after retirement.
At some point in life, we will have trouble falling asleep because of a malfunctioning tummy. Most of us will also experience being woken up by our stomachs. Too hungry or too full. Diarrhea. Constipation. Heartburn. Each of those can keep you awake or wake you up. Those troubles may worsen with age as seniors deal with health and lifestyle changes that come with getting older.
As you reach your 65th birthday, you may get excited thinking you are no longer on the hook for the high cost of private health insurance. After all, Medicare is going to kick in, and you can sit back, relax, and let the tax dollars you paid in your entire life go to work for you, right? Not necessarily.
When you or a loved one is sick, the place you most want to be to recover is safe in your home. It makes sense—the surroundings are familiar, it’s easier to relax, and you often have what you need right at your fingertips. Some homes are well equipped for at-home caregiving, but often, adjustments need to be made in order to make the home a place where real rehabilitation can happen. These include basic home modifications, safety measures, and home-based services, like hiring cleaners or chefs.
We know grocery shopping and cooking for one can be hard, so we wanted to share some tips that our chefs use to shop smarter, control portion size, and reduce waste. Many of our clients are shocked by how much money their chef can save them at the grocery store by following these tips. And it’s worth it for more than just financial reasons, a home cooked meal is so much better for you and less expensive than eating out.
After a certain age, proper food becomes all the more critical because of the deteriorating condition of the body and the inability to digest anything and everything. The taste bud changes, the side effects of medications ruin the will to eat much, and a certain amount of laziness creeps in. Systems of the body tend to become more delicate which requires a little more care than when young. Therefore, the importance of a healthy diet is more for senior citizens. Here are 7 easy and healthy recipes!
Older adults with a normal physical activity level should eat at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables each day. A serving typically constitutes ~1 cup in volume. Despite those recommendations, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only 1 in 10 seniors eat enough fruits and vegetables. And no, taking a multivitamin isn’t a substitute for whole foods since your body doesn’t absorb nutrients as efficiently from concentrated supplements.
To help you increase the amount of healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet, here are 10 simple tips!
Planning for long-term care brings a lot to think about; not only do you need to consider the costs, but it’s also important to factor in your current health and any family history of a medical condition that might necessitate such care. Making modifications to your home to ensure your safety is also a good idea, especially if you or your spouse have a disability or mobility issue. These are all major considerations that can have far-reaching consequences, so it’s imperative to think carefully about what your needs are now and what they might be down the road.
Doing some research will help you figure out the best way to plan for the cost of future care, especially if you are not yet of retirement age. There are several options, but most of these come with specific rules and criteria that have to be met, so you’ll want to read the fine print carefully.
Keep reading for some great tips on how to plan for long-term care.