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Healthy Meal Ideas for Seniors

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In-home Care for Elderly

alwaysbestcare-healthy-mealsPlanning and preparing meals for the elderly can be a challenging task sometimes. Medical conditions may limit the types of food they can and cannot eat. Their diet may require a restricted intake of salt of sugar. Perhaps they are lactose intolerant or have to have a gluten-free diet. Maybe they don’t like certain flavors or ingredients. When you are responsible for making sure they have healthy and wholesome, flavorful food to eat, restrictions can be hard to manage.

Senior care professionals suggest that you might need to prepare some ideas ahead of time for a few creative and inspiring meals, especially for the winter season. You are probably wondering why winter, in particular. During the winter season, the elderly spend a great deal more time inside and inactive. Food that stirs and excites several of the senses are a great ways to shake off the moody winter blues. Both…

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Better Care for Seniors

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The new unit will provide comprehensive care for seniors and help them remain independent.

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit will have 34 beds. It will be a centralized place within the hospital dedicated to treating seniors. The unit will:

  • Focus on elderly patients with many different health conditions, complex social issues and declining functional abilities.
  • Help patients remain mobile by providing support to maintain their independence and return home.
  • Provide nurses and other health staff with advanced training in geriatrics.
  • Include a communal dining and activity room.

Making strategic investments in improving health care is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ensuring that seniors can access the right care at the right time and in the right place supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.
  • The Acute Care for the Elderly Unit is modeled on recommendations from Dr. Samir Sinha’s report, Living Longer, Living Well.
  • Over the next 20 years, the population of seniors aged 65 and over in Ontario will more than double from 1.9 million today to 4.2 million in 2036.