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A Family Caregiver’s Guide to Meal Planning for Elderly Parents

September 22, 2017 | Blog

Nutrition for Elderly IndividualsNutrition is important for everybody and dietary requirements change from person to person and age group to age group. For seniors, proper nutrition is crucial, especially for those who may have specific medical requirements or who suffer from a condition such as diabetes or memory loss.  At Spring Hills, we ensure that our seniors get the nutrition they need, whether they reside at one of our assisted living facilities or receive our home care services. Our experienced and exceptional caregivers are experts in seniors’ health and wellness and are skilled in meal preparation and dietary planning.

Dietary Guidelines for Senior Nutrition

There are a few helpful meal planning guidelines for elderly individuals, designed to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Daily Recommended Servings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends:

In general, it is recommended that seniors reduce their sodium intake to 1500 mg a day maximum, reduce cholesterol, and decrease calories that come from saturated fats and sugars. Whole grains are recommended over refined grains. Of course, every individual is different and it is important to consult with a doctor about what may be recommended. In any case, our caregivers and signature dining services are able to tailor meals to suit the needs and preferences of your loved one.

Tips and Tricks for Planning Meals for Seniors

When coming up with an elderly meal plan, there are some considerations to keep in mind.

Senior-Friendly Meal Planning from Dedicated Caregivers

Through both the assisted living and home care services of Spring Hills, caregivers are available to assist with meal planning and preparation and our dining services are always creating new and tasty meal options. In each of our senior care services, we utilize the needs and preferences of seniors to create meals that are not only nutritious but also enjoyable! After all, food really is the heart of life.

Let our friendly team of caregivers introduce you to our nutritious and holistic dining services of Spring Hills. Contact us to speak with a member of our team. 

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