ComForcare home care providers deliver quality in-home care for clients of all ages. Whether help is required just a few hours a week or around the clock, ComForcare provides the services people need so they can continue living at home independently. With more of the population reaching retirement age, many of our clients are seniors who are looking for a little extra help with daily tasks. One important aspect of our work is helping them enjoy a healthy and balanced diet. Nutrition plays a vital role in health, so at ComForcare we are dedicated to delivering the best in nutrition planning and meal preparation assistance.
What is Right for You?
Healthy nutrition and eating habits can mean something different for everyone. For some, a balanced diet includes three meals a day. For others, it means several small meals and healthy snacks spread throughout the day. In fact, it was recently reported that snacking can help age-proof cells. According to Italian scientists, eating fruits and vegetables like apples, berries, oranges, carrots, and celery can add almost two years to your life.
This is because plants are packed with healthy compounds such as ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which neutralize up to 75% of the toxins that enter our bodies. This prevents premature cell damage and aging. At ComForcare, home care providers recommend that clients eat at least seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Healthy Fats Prevent Disease
Another important part of a healthy diet is omega-3s. These are essential fatty acids found in foods such as fish and nuts. Omega-3s play a major role in increasing longevity. One recent study at Ohio State University revealed that supplements with omega-3s reduced the troublemaking inflammation that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and more. At ComForcare, our home care experts recommend that seniors eat 4oz. of fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, or tuna twice a week. Home care providers also encourage seniors to snack on foods like walnuts or almonds to increase energy and deliver a healthy dose of omega-3s.
The Importance of Staying Hydrated
In addition to eating right, it is also important for seniors to stay well-hydrated. Water helps fight infection, supports healthy skin, and aids on almost every vital function of the body. Our home care providers help clients remember to drink plenty of water, especially when they have been outside or during the warm spring and summer months.
Own Your Health!
Take a look at your diet. Are you eating enough vegetables and fruits and getting the essential nutrients you need? Do you drink water throughout the day, or is your beverage of choice soda or coffee? Make a list of goals you’d like to have for your own health and then find ways to incorporate more healthy choices into your daily meals and snacks. Enlist the help of a family member or friend, or consider hiring a home care provider to assist with grocery shopping, meal planning, and more.
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages, with offices located nationwide. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
ComForcare Home Care
2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302