Avamere at Mountaint Ridge, located in the heart of South Ogden, Utah, is nestled against the Wasatch Front on the west flank of the Rocky Mountains.
There are several elements that play a role in senior health, and nutrition is at or near the top of any such list. A healthy diet and related lifestyle will lead to several health-related benefits for seniors, but on the flip side, poor nutritional habits leading to malnutrition will often create significant health risks for those in older age ranges.
At Avamere at Mountain Ridge, our assisted living community staff are proud to help our guests with a wide variety of daily care areas, including maintaining nutrition and a healthy diet – both overall and in areas specific to each of our individual guests’ needs. Senior malnutrition is unfortunately a somewhat common issue for older adults, but we will not allow this to become a concern for any of our residents. This two-part blog series will go over why malnutrition is a risk for seniors, how it’s caused, and what both seniors themselves and their caregivers can do to help prevent malnutrition risks from coming up.
Malnutrition in seniors has the potential to lead to several negative health outcomes, including each of the following:
While senior malnutrition may be simple in some cases, sometimes due to a simple lack of enough calorie intake, it’s often more complex. There are several factors that may play a role in causing it, including:
For more on senior malnutrition and how to prevent it, or to learn about any of our assisted living, memory care or other senior living communities, speak to the staff with Avamere at Mountain Ridge today.