Staying hydrated is vital no matter what age you are. Young or old, we all benefit from getting adequate amounts of liquid in our bodies. However, there are times when it can be challenging for companion care providers to get their patients to drink water.
Seniors, in particular, tend to avoid drinking too much water, so they don’t have to rush to the bathroom every 30 minutes. This can lead to urinary tract infections and other health complications. But with quality home care, your elderly loved ones are at ease because they know they have a professional who can assist them at all times.
AJA Home Health Care LLC gives some tips on how to entice seniors to stay hydrated. Take a look:
- Serve soup.
Aside from helping with digestion, soup is another way to sneak some liquid into your senior’s diet.
- ruits with high water content are your friends.
Something like a freshly cut watermelon has a high water content that helps keep seniors stay hydrated.
- Make flavored water.
Our home health services in Manassas, Virginia, include making flavored water to make drinking water a bit more exciting for our patients.