Many Houston, Texas, residents responsible for their loved ones are committed to keeping them as healthy as possible. However, seniors require certain habits to keep their health in top shape. At IPR Healthcare, we understand that caregivers want to keep their loved ones as healthy as possible, so we’ve laid out some healthy habits to pass on to your loved one:
- Eat a Healthy Diet
While this habit is recommended at any age, it’s especially important for seniors. As we age, the digestive system slows down. This means that foods high in fiber, like fruits, whole grains, and vegetables are necessary to keep their body healthy. Additionally, it’s also important to encourage water intake as part of your loved one’s healthy diet, as seniors are more at-risk for dehydration.
- Stay Social
Not only is socialization important for your loved one’s mental health, it has also been suggested that a healthy social life can help fight Alzheimer’s. Encourage your loved one to be social by taking them to senior centers or scheduling regular visits with you and your family. If you aren’t able to visit your loved one as much as you’d like, a Houston in-home caregiver can provide your loved one with socialization while taking care of their medical needs.
- Manage Medication
If your loved one takes a variety of medications, it can be difficult to keep up with the schedule and effects each one can have. Seeking the help of a professional homecare agency can help your loved one manage their medication by keeping up with their schedule and communicating important information to your loved one regarding their medication.
- Keep Prevention in Mind
Encouraging you loved one to take advantage of preventative care is extremely important to your loved one’s overall health. Encourage your loved one to focus on preventative visits, like screenings for heart problems and cholesterol levels. Additionally, encourage them to receive important vaccinations to help prevent illness like the flu and pneumonia.
These habits can help keep your loved one as healthy as possible. At IPR Healthcare, we are committed to providing the highest quality at-home caregiver services in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (713) 592-6776.