Jan 13, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Fredericksburg
Elderly Care Foods To Avoid
Your loved one might want to steer clear of these five common foods.
For caregivers, part of providing elderly care is knowing what foods to avoid. This is extremely important because a number of foods can cause undesirable interactions with medications or can affect seniors differently than other adults. Some of the most important foods for seniors to avoid include:
This includes broccoli, alfalfa, bean sprouts and more. While they are a great source of nutrients and can also help with digestive regularity, sprouts have been known to carry bacteria. The humid conditions needed to grow sprouts are also ideal for growing bacteria. While these vegetables can be cooked, seniors can still ingest the bacteria in the sprouts, which can make them seriously ill.
Raw fish, oysters, clams and mussels
It is also recommended that seniors avoid eating sushi and raw seafood dishes like oysters, clams and mussels. If you’re on vacation near the beach, it may seem enticing to order one of these options, but steer clear to avoid any chance of getting sick. With this type of food, you never know when you’re going to order a bad oyster or clam that could ruin your evening or cause an extended illness.
Seniors are even more susceptible to food poisoning than other adults. Because of this risk, seniors should avoid ingesting raw eggs in any form, including raw cookie dough, French toast, Hollandaise sauce or unpasteurized eggnog.
Comfort Keepers in Fredericksburg, Virginia is a great resource for information about in-home care and senior nutrition. Our caregivers can provide elderly care for aging adults and also cook nutritious meals while teaching them which foods to avoid for their health. To learn more about our full range of in-home care services, please contact us today.