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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)

Posted February 27, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)
I have a friend who’s a vegetarian, but I don’t think you’ve never met herbivore (haha!). Last week, we talked about 4 important nutrients: folate, potassium, magnesium, and B12. This week, we’re jumping into four more: calcium, vitamin d, Omega-3, and the last one is… water. That’s right.  Calcium plays many roles in the body. It Maintains strong bones Can be consumed in animal products such as dairy, plant- based foods such as kale and broccoli, and certain processed foods that are fortified with the mineral. Very often, sources of calcium also provide the body with protein, both of which ...
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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)

Posted February 20, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)
  Throughout your lifespan, your nutritional requirements change. The human body is dynamic as are its needs. But guess what?  The aging population actually requires the same nutrients as pregnant women. This is because pregnant women experience development and have increased requirements of certain vitamins and minerals. Pregnant women and the aging require similar and increased quantities of vitamins and minerals. Whether in a senior living facility, assisted living facility, or elsewhere, it is crucial to incorporate into your diet the proper foods to guarantee you have everything you need to be healthy. Here are the most important nutrients you ...
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6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls

Posted February 12, 2020
6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls
“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” has practically become part of American culture at this point, but sometimes medical alert systems aren’t enough- that’s why you’ve moved your elderly parent to a senior living community. Part of the reason is the fear of falling, as falling for seniors can often be detrimental, leading to broken bones and long healing times, so avoidance is key.  Senior living communities here in Chicago, from Artis, to Brookdale, to Presbyterian Homes take steps by ensure the health and safety of their residents.   Knowing a Resident's History  When working with elderly in senior ...
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