A common perception when Valentine’s Day rolls around is the idea that it is only for young people in love and that celebrating it may be out of character for the elderly folk. We at Comfort Covenant Home Care, LLC would like to remind you that this is just a perception; so don’t let this stop you from going all-out in celebrating with your elderly loved one. Remember, this only comes once every year.
So, you’ve decided to make the 14th of February extra special; but you may be wondering what food to prepare, especially if they have a chronic health condition like diabetes, arthritis, or cardiovascular disease that has specific dietary requirements. As a provider of Home Care in Arizona, we have ample experience in making our senior clients’ food taste delicious while keeping them healthy. Here are some heart-friendly foods you can prepare:
- Colorful salads
The more color your salad has, the better! So, don’t hesitate to heap in all the colorful goodies!
- Salmon, tuna, and other omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish
Studies show that eating fish for a period of time is linked to lower levels of total cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, and systolic blood pressure.
- Whole wheat pasta
Eating three more servings of whole grains daily is associated with a 22% lower risk of heart disease.
- Dark chocolate
Opt for one that has at least 70% cocoa and make sure to eat it in moderation.
Need advice in preparing these foods? Our staff members can help you. We can also provide in-home care services to help you and your elderly loved ones’ accomplish your other needs.
We are a home care agency in Phoenix, Arizona that is ready and willing to assist you in this season of love! Enlist our services today!