Seniors who have been discharged from the hospital do not always have guidance and follow-up on how to get proper nutrition.
Caregivers should work nutrition into their care plan and be knowledgeable about nutrition guidelines for seniors, and the different factors that affect dietary intake and nutrient absorption.
Diet and nutrition needs change as you age. The three principles below will help your loved one to eat healthily.
The USDA Food Patterns Plan recommends that individuals over 50 eat a variety of healthy foods from the following:
Individuals with high cholesterol, diabetes, or malnutrition may need to be extra cautious with their diets and follow more strict nutrition guidelines.
Many factors may affect an individual’s dietary intake and nutrient absorption with age.
As our bodies age, our daily eating habits change. Older individuals can make minor adjustments to continue enjoying foods and beverages.
By: Elizabeth Moss
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