Oct 31, 2016 by Luke Ries
It can be difficult to pay close attention to the safety of our food. Many of us have busy schedules that demand meals be prepared quickly – and when that happens, safety can often be sacrificed. Taking extra precaution is certainly worth the time though – and in many cases, it can save lives. This is especially true for aging adults.
As we age, there are certain biological changes that make the risk of falling prey to foodborne illness much greater. Decreased efficiency from the GI tract, stomach, and kidneys allows for harmful bacteria to grow at a staggering rate. Additionally, aging adults can be much more susceptible to illness, due to weakened immune systems and existing conditions, such as cancer or diabetes. But despite the increased likelihood of getting foodborne illness, there are plenty of easy preventative measures your aging loved ones can take.
Whether they are already knowledgeable about food safety, or they need more education, suggest the following tips to help keep your loved ones safe.
Some may fell that practicing proper food safety can be inconvenient and eat up time unnecessarily. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. By following the easy tips above, your aging loved ones can enjoy cooking and eating with the knowledge that proper measures have been taken. Be sure to consult with their doctors or dieticians for additional safety guidelines.
It can be challenging to ensure that your loved ones are making the best choices when it comes to safe meal preparation – but don’t fret. Our professional and compassionate caregivers can help. From meal preparation to personal care, our caregiving team provide a wide range of senior care services, with the goal of seeing that your loved ones lead happy, independent, and safe lives.
If you believe in home senior care is a viable option for your loved ones, remember that Comfort Keepers® is ready to help. You can contact us here, or call (920) 204-6886 to discover all the ways in which we can make a difference in your loved ones’ lives.