Resources for Healthy Eating and Live in Senior Care
Learning to eat healthier comes in small steps and is something that can be implemented in daily life over time. Little changes such as switching from white bread to multigrain, adding more fruits and vegetables to each meal, and cutting down on saturated fats can reap great benefits on long term health. If family does not live closer to an elderly loved one, a caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can help with the grocery shopping and meal preparation to help guarantee healthier eating.
Healthcare professionals such as nurses and doctors are good resources for healthy eating. During the next physician visit, ask about guides and tips for eating well. Another resource is the local dietician at the grocery store in Santa Barbara. If a dietician is not always available, there are websites that can be very helpful for guiding healthier eating. Websites are great for listing food facts and nutritional value of favorite foods. Serving size suggestions are also beneficial for proper portioning and avoiding overeating.
With the age of smartphones comes an app for just about everything. There’s a fresh food finder, a farmer’s market locator, and a calorie tracking app. Basically, whatever nutritional needs there are, exists an app to assist in successful healthier eating.
Books are often overlooked as another resource for healthier eating. Visit the library or bookstore to pick up guides and manuals. There are books dedicated to eating mindfully and treating food as fuel. Cookbooks geared toward healthier eating are also great for preparing food at home. Professional caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara are available to create healthier meals for an elderly loved one. This is reassuring as peace of mind for the family that a loved one is eating well on a daily basis.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home senior care and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 805-687-7777! Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, companionship, live in senior care, personal assistance, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.