Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans is providing unpaid care for a friend or family member who is disabled, aged, or ill? These people, called informal family caregivers, do our country a great service and provide an estimated $306 billion of free care each year, saving our Medicare and Medicaid systems tremendously. They are motivated out of love, duty, and responsibility, but the stress can leave them feeling isolated, trapped, and even depressed if they don’t learn how to manage their responsibilities. “Caregiver Burnout” is a significant issue many caregivers struggle with. We need to combat this by caring for the caregiver!
Read the latest Homecare Advocate Post for 7 ways to Care for the Caregivers.
Explore the important role that food plays in senior health by finding answers to 7 common food questions such as:
How many calories do seniors need each day?
What kind of problems can develop from malnutrition?
What kinds of food can I eat to minimize inflammation from my arthritis?
With 1 in 8 older Americans developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, what foods can help increase focus?
Also included as a special bonus are several power-food recipes and a special story about one New Orleans food lover who is putting a healthy spin on classic Creole meals.
In our 4th & final post on the Fall Prevention series, we’ll explore how minerals, fruits, & vegetables are the superfoods that keep your bones & muscles strong.