Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s bringing its mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and roasted Turkey! During this year’s festivities, it’s important that we stay on top of our health and wellness. This is especially true for older adults.
As a provider of high-quality Skilled Care Nursing in Virginia, we at PEACED-RAPHA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION are dedicated to helping our clients enjoy a higher quality of life, even in old age. Thus, we have created this list of thanksgiving tips to help maintain care for seniors.
Here are three (3) tips that may help:
- Plan a healthy, low-sodium meal for your loved ones. Plenty of seniors are advised to lower their sodium and saturated fat intake. This is to prevent unwanted conditions and illnesses from developing. Ask your loved one’s doctor for tips on best healthy thanksgiving food alternatives that your loved ones can safely enjoy.
- Include games and other activities in your celebration planning. No doubt your family and friends will be indulging themselves with their favorite treats. Exercise can help burn off a couple of the calories they consume during the festivities. It’s also a great way to foster deeper family connections.
- If older loved ones are coming from Residential Homes or if they have Disabilities that prevent them from traveling alone, it’s important to plan for safe travel. Contact your local NEMT service to help keep your loved ones safe during their journey.