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.
Here’s a radical statement coming from a personal chef company: personal chef services aren’t for everyone. Please try to contain your shock! While we provide a personal chef service at Chefs For Seniors, our priority is one thing: client satisfaction. We want you to be informed so you can make the best decision for you or your loved ones… even if that means not choosing a personal chef service like ours.
There are many reasons why food additives and preservatives are so prevalent in packaged, processed foods. For one, they help keep food fresh longer and reduce the risk of contamination. In some cases, like vitamin fortification in cereal, additives can enhance the nutrient value of foods.
While some food additives and preservatives aren’t harmful to most people, there are some that should be avoided. Here’s a list of 7 Food Additives and Preservatives to Avoid.
Inflammation is one of the main tools used by the body to fight illness and disease. In most cases, inflammation is a natural part of the healing process. However, some chronic medical conditions cause the body to have an overly inflammatory response. One of the best measures you can take to reduce unnecessary inflammation is to eat a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.
While it’s been proven that your diet is heavily correlated with risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, at this point little is known about the connection between diet and memory loss – specifically diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Despite the lack of concrete evidence at this point, here are some foods and diet tips based on early research that can help prevent memory loss as you age.