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.
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on senior malnutrition and its causes. While malnutrition can impact anyone at any age, some seniors are at higher risk due to several variables, from illness and aging changes to medications, food access and many other potential themes.
At Avamere at Mountain Ridge, our assisted living communities feature staff members who are well-versed in the basics of nutrition for people of all ages, including our senior guests. We’re happy to work with each of our residents to meet their precise nutritional needs, plus to assist with themes like taking medication during meals and related concerns. Today’s part two of our series will go over some general strategies for preventing malnutrition in seniors, both for seniors themselves and their caregivers, plus offer a quick word on situations where medical assistance might be prudent here.
Whether you’re a senior or a caregiver, there are several steps that can be taken to prevent malnutrition in older adults. Here are some of the best:
There are also a few things to consider right around mealtime:
If you’re a senior or caregiver worried about malnutrition, do not be afraid to speak to your doctor about this concern. Doctors can assist with a variety of areas here, from monitoring weight to treating conditions that lead to malnutrition, plus offering expertise on changing diets and how to properly maintain a good nutritional program at any age.