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Obtaining the appropriate amounts of energy and nutrients can become challenging for the older adult. Here are some helpful hints to assist.
b Consume small meals throughout the day. Include nutrient-dense foods at each meal to maximize intake.
bLook for foods that are convenient and require little to no fuss. Yogurts, fruits, vegetables, low-fat cheese, breakfast bars and ready-made shakes are easy to pack and require little preparation.
bWhen making a stew or a favorite dish, freeze excess for easy consumption in the future.
bTry new seasonings and foods to combat decreases in taste
bAllow for treats. Keep the diet varied and include favorite
bEncourage outings with friends and family. If the senior client often eats alone, intake can suffer and so can overall nutrition.
bExercise is a great way to boost appetite. Advise cl