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Services Offered by the Massachusetts Senior Nutrition Program

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Senior Health Tips. | 0 comments

The Massachusetts Elderly Nutrition Program offers the following meals services for elders: Congregate meals Home delivered meals Therapeutic meals Frozen meals Weekend meals Supper meals Breakfast meals Lunch clubs Homeless meals Ethnic meals Supportive housing meal programs The Massachusetts Elderly Nutrition Program offers the following meals programs for low-income elderly: The Brown Bag Program (with Food Banks) Homeless Meals Ethnic...

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Caregiver Resources

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Senior Health Tips. | 0 comments

The following list od provided by the State of Massachusetts Home Safety Self-Assessment Checklist (PDF)  R.E.C.H.A.R.G.E. (PDF)  Caregiver Stress Self-Assessment (PDF)  Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program (PDF)  Useful Website Resources for Family Caregivers    ...

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What is Respite Care?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Senior Health Tips. | 0 comments

Respite care is temporary care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers. Judy’s Caregiving Solutions provides such care to relieve caregivers of their duties for any desired amount of time. Respite care is an important partner in caregiving for a loved one. Whether it is taking a few hours to run errands, go to doctor appointments or just to take a break, repite care should always be considered an option for taking a break.

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dehydration occurs when a person loses more water than they take in. Adequate fluid allows the body to regulate temperature through sweating, maintain blood pressure and eliminate bodily waste. If severe enough, dehydration can lead to confusion, weakness, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bedsores in bed-ridden patients or even death. Generally speaking, humans can’t survive more than four days without water. Causes of Senior Dehydration Elderly dehydration is especially common for a number of reasons: Medications It’s not...

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Preventing Dehydration in Seniors

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Senior Health Tips. | 0 comments

Add electrolytes or bottled water,  drink smart water, or purchase the various vitamin waters, etc. There are plenty that are low sugar drink  so be sure to read the labels!

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