September is Whole Grain Month. As a family caregiver, you know how important it is to make sure your senior is getting the right nutrition on a regular basis.
Whole Grain Month is the ideal opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of increasing whole grains in their diet, and the tasty and satisfying ways you can do this. Not only will this help you to improve your senior’s health, but it can also boost your own, helping you to be the best caregiver possible for your family member.
Some of the health benefits of increasing whole grains in your senior’s diet include:
-Fantastic source of fiber. Everyone needs fiber, but most adults throughout the United States are not getting enough. Whole grains are a healthy and accessible source of this fiber, providing far more than processed versions of grains, such as white bread or white rice.
-Control weight. Eating whole grains can be a simple way to support weight loss and weight control efforts. Whole grains are more satisfying, and digest slowly, providing long-term satisfaction and energy, which reduces the desire to eat more.
-Improved heart health. Eating whole grains can be a good step toward improving and supporting heart health. This includes lowering blood pressure, which can have extensive health benefits.
-Better fat distribution. Studies have shown that those who eat whole grains tend to have less belly fat. This is also an important hallmark of better heart health.
-Vital vitamins and minerals. Different types of whole grains offer different nutrients. These include a variety of important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B and C, and calcium.
Independence is one of the most valuable things you can give to your aging parent, and starting home care for them is a powerful way to accomplish this.
Introducing an in-home senior care services provider into your care routine with your aging parent allows your parent to pursue the type of lifestyle they desire and deserve without always having to rely on you to help them.
Through services such as safe and reliable transportation, physical support, and assistance with activities of daily living, an in-home senior care services provider can allow your aging parent to handle more of their daily tasks, manage their home, take care of their health and safety, and stay active and engaged with the world around them, all on their own terms.
As a family caregiver, this not only relieves your stress by helping you feel more confident in your parent’s ability to live a safe, healthy, and fulfilling life but also opens up your schedule and gives you more time to focus on other things.
If you or an aging loved one is considering a Caregiver in Alexandria, VA, please contact the caring staff at Access Home Care Inc. Proudly Serving Northern Virginia and Surroundings for over 12 years.
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“My desire to enter into nursing started when one of my older sisters died of kidney disease due to lack of care. At age 15, I decided to enter into nursing so that I could provide quality care to patients.Upon arrival in United States at 21 years of age, I enrolled in T.C Willliams School of Practical Nursing while working as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. I also worked as a part-time home health aide to take of the elderly. After completion of my practical nurse education, I worked in geriatric psychiatry unit at Dominion Hospital and Arlington Correctional facility mental health unit.
I completed Marymount University in 2001 and entered into Home Care as a field case manager.
I held that position for 2 years and as an Administrator, and for another 2 years until Access Home Care was found in 2004."
Today, Access Home Care has over 300 employees and 286 clients.
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