Many things will change in a stroke survivor’s life, especially in their diet. Your loved one’s doctor will likely suggest a lifestyle change to help their recovery and lower the risk of getting a second attack.
To help both you and your loved one to prepare for these changes, Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC is here to share a few ideas on what to include in your loved one’s diet.
We asked some of our most experienced caregivers to share some of the common food seniors under Caregiver Care get to enjoy. Take a look:
- Whole foods
Try to give your seniors food that is as close to its natural state as possible. Some examples of these are fresh fruit, nuts, vegetables, beans, fish, and rice. Note: Try adding nuts or balsamic vinegar to add flavor or texture.
Beans, lentils, and peas are all excellent sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also low in fat, cholesterol-free, and high in fiber. A quick tip: you can use black beans and chickpeas to create meatless burgers for your burger-loving senior.
- Fish and poultry instead of red meat
Eating a diet that consists more of fish, poultry, and vegetables helps lower a patient’s risk of getting a second stroke.
We know it’s a lot to take in, but you’re not alone. Our care agency in Colorado can help lift some of the weight off your shoulder through our home health care services.