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Most Hydrating Foods for Seniors

Home care can help your loved one age in place gracefully this summer by paying attention to the amount they eat and drink. Here are some tips.
Home Care Framingham MA - Most Hydrating Foods for Seniors
Home Care Framingham MA - Most Hydrating Foods for Seniors

As summer comes into full swing a senior will need to focus on hydration more, but that can be hard to do without home care services. They may not know how much they are eating or drinking and that is something they may not even be paying attention to. Home care can help your loved one age in place gracefully this summer by paying attention to the amount they eat and drink. They can help ensure a senior has water near them at all times but also ensure they are eating meals that are filled with hydrating qualities. That’s right, your loved one can stay hydrated by eating the right foods.

Here are foods with higher water content that your senior may enjoy snacking on.

Watermelon or any Melons

Most types of melons are filled with water making them the best summer food to help keep a senior hydrated. On top of it being filled with the most wonderful natural juices to quench thirst, it is also easy to eat. When melon is ripe it is easy to chew and swallow for most seniors and it can be very juicy. Most seniors will be able to eat watermelon even if they have trouble chewing and swallowing things. This is often one of the biggest challenges when it comes to eating and that is why melon is a good option. If your senior needs help cutting melon into bite-sized pieces, this can be a challenge, and home care can help them with this task. One of the best things home care can do is meal prep for your seniors in advance. This means cutting up an entire watermelon and saving it to eat throughout the week.

Home Care Framingham MA - Most Hydrating Foods for Seniors
Home Care Framingham MA – Most Hydrating Foods for Seniors

Eat More Salads

Believe it or not, salad is one of the best things a senior can eat all year long and there are so many different types of salads. Most salads tend to be healthier and they are filled with hydrating ingredients. Spinach, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and most other vegetables in a salad are filled with water. Your seniors can even add in protein like cooked salmon or cold chicken if they are worried about staying full for longer. This is one of the best options a senior can think about when it comes to hydrating foods. They don’t have to stick with one vegetable or fruit; they can add a bunch to a bowl with their favorite dressing. Home care can help meal prep by cutting and storing everything in Tupperware for your loved one to use throughout the week.

Other Fruits

Your senior needs to eat vegetables but this may not be something they like or want. If your senior is craving sweets, instead of giving them sugar, you should prepare them a fruit salad. Most fruit salads are filled with strawberries, melons, blueberries, and blackberries. All of these are small but mighty when it comes to hydration. Your senior loved one can enjoy a fruit salad on a hot summer day and cool down.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Framingham MA, please get in touch with the caring staff at Care Resolutions, Inc. today. (508) 906-5572

CARE Resolutions, Inc. provides quality 24-Hour Home Care for seniors and families in Walpole, Dover, Wellesley, Framingham, Norfolk, Quincy, Weston, Medfield, Boston, Sherborn MA, and surrounding areas.

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