Since the digestive system slows down with age, high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are just as vital as they have always been. Seniors can drink plenty of water to remain energized and sharp because they are vulnerable to dehydration.
Fremont, CA: Dental exams, prescriptions, physicals – the list of a senior's health requirements is endless. Not to mention that a caregiver's health can suffer as a result of prioritizing the health of a senior. How can you become more aware of a senior's health needs, particularly if the senior has chronic illnesses or other serious health issues?
People who practiced healthier habits when they were younger are more likely to be healthy seniors, but it is never too late to start. Particularly for seniors who are susceptible to disease or have not made their health a priority in the past, good health habits can make a difference.
Consider the following suggestions for meeting the health needs of a parent or senior loved one:
Since the digestive system slows down with age, high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are just as vital as they have always been.
Seniors can drink plenty of water to remain energized and sharp because they are vulnerable to dehydration.Prevention Comes First
Preventative medical visits, such as health checks for cholesterol levels, bowel cancer, heart attacks, and other conditions, are covered by Medicare. Seniors should also receive vaccines to help prevent influenza and pneumonia.
On a regular basis, inquire about and discuss the senior's drugs with their physician. Consider potential drug interactions and keep track of any new symptoms (allergies, drowsiness, lack of appetite, and so on) that the senior exhibits after adjusting or beginning medications.
Getting Proper Sleep
Seniors are prone to frequent waking and insomnia at night. Reduce the brightness of the lights in the evening to encourage drowsiness and make sure the senior's bedroom is cozy, calm, and quiet.