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Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 5-9

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Oct 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for older adults. And, it affects those from all ethnic communities. Although adults 85 years and older are at a greater risk, malnutrition can affect people of all ages.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition

Fall Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 21- 25

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Sep 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated this week to raising awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention

It's Time to Choose Your Medicare Plan for 2021!

Posted by John Siegel on Sep 17, 2020 11:25:03 AM

The annual open enrollment time for Medicare is fast approaching! From October 15 to December 7, adults age 65 and over will need to select the type of Medicare plan they want for 2021. There are more choices than ever, and it's essential to review your options before carefully making a decision.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Telemedicine, Medicare Advantage

More Older Adults Are Going Hungry

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Aug 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting older adults in various ways. In addition to being isolated and lonely, many do not have access to healthy food.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Food Security, Senior Health Plans, Volunteerism, Medicare Advantage

Meet Chef Jake!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Aug 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Executive Chef Jakob Fatica joined GA Foods in 2019. Chef "Jake"' has over 20 years of professional culinary arts experience. He is experienced in high-volume catering, and has worked in the healthcare, higher education, and hospitality sectors. Prior to joining GA Foods, he provided culinary direction at The Johns Hopkins Hospital System in Baltimore.

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Topics: Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Care, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Special Diets, Baby Boomers

Tips To Recovering After a Hospitalization

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Aug 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you have a loved one in the hospital, you may not know how to prepare for their return home. After a hospital stay or surgery, it is essential to be in comfortable surroundings and to follow all discharge instructions to help in the recovery process.

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, aging in place, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Prepare To Take Shelter From The Storm!

Posted by Terry White on Jul 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Each year GA Foods shares tips to prepare for a hurricane...here are the latest!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Disaster Preparedness, Shelf-Stable Meals, Disaster, emergency meals

The Cold Chain Process Keeps Your Members Safe!

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Jul 9, 2020 10:48:53 AM

Many older adults rely on home-delivered meals to help them recover after a hospital stay or manage chronic conditions. Before selecting a home-delivered meal provider, you may want to learn how they prepare their food:

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Topics: The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Safety, Older Adults

Medically-Tailored Meals May Help Health Plans to Reduce Costs

Posted by John Siegel on Jun 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Food Insecurity, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Celebrating Father's Day -- From A Distance!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Older Adults

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