Almost everyone needs to drink more water, including your aging adult.
But that’s not always a flavorful or fun option and it can get old pretty quickly. Here are some ways you can make hydrating a little more interesting for your aging adult.
Get Creative about Finding Places to Include Fluids
There are a lot of ways to keep your senior hydrated beyond just having her drink plain water. Most beverages contain plenty of water, but what you have to be careful about are the other ingredients. Lots of salt, sugar, and caffeine in some of these beverages can have other effects on your senior. Try to increase water intake without increasing some of the more harmful ingredients.
Make Sure Water Is Easy to Access
Having easy access to water is a big way to ensure that it’s more appealing. Keeping several different water bottles in some of your senior’s favorite spots can help, for instance. Also, if he prefers chilled water, keeping ice in those bottles or refrigerating a pitcher of water can be helpful, too.
Try Different Flavorings and Types of Beverages
There are a ton of different water flavoring options available now. You need to be careful about ingredients with those, too. Read the labels to ensure that there aren’t ingredients that your senior shouldn’t have, such as higher sugar levels. Herbal teas can be a nice option, especially iced during hot weather.
Sipping Broth Is Another Way to Hydrate
Low-sodium beef, chicken, or vegetable broth can be another option. This might be helpful before lunch or dinner, too. This gives your senior a more savory option when it comes to hydrating. He might enjoy this especially as the weather starts to cool down more.
Find Ways to Make Hydrating More Fun
There are also ways that you can sneak in hydration and make it more fun. Making smoothies or milkshakes can offer hydration as well as other nutrients, plus they can be really tasty. Making popsicles from herbal teas can also be a fun way to get a little burst of flavor and know that your senior is hydrating, too.
If you and your senior are still having trouble keeping her properly hydrated, working with elderly care providers can help. They can help you to find even more ways to hydrate your senior that might work well for her. It’s sometimes about keeping up with all sorts of different ways and methods.
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Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.
Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.
Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.
In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.
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