The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated the week of September 18 – 24 as National Fall Prevention Week. This week is to raise 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 fall risk.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Older Adults, Fall Prevention
The past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge of social isolation and loneliness, especially among older adults.
Before the pandemic, one in three adults over 50 lacked regular companionship. Since the pandemic, social isolation, depression, and anxiety have worsened, with a study finding 73% of older adults reporting feelings of loneliness.
Social connections are essential to maintain good mental and physical health and well-being. Reduced face-to-face interactions significantly impact those missing family members and friends.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage
Many vaccinated older adults are ready to get back out in the world! After more than a year of isolation and quarantine, it may be challenging to know where to begin.
Topics: Nutrition, Medicare Advantage, healthy eating
GA Foods is proud to have a team of highly trained Registered Dietitians (RDs)! Our RDs create meals and menu plans for customers seeking frozen and shelf-stable meal solutions throughout the country. They ensure our SunMeadow® meals meet or exceed the USDA guidelines and that all meals are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and sugar.
As we continue to celebrate National Nutrition Month here at GA Foods, we want to help spread the word about healthy eating!
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, National Nutrition Month, healthy eating
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.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention
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.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Food Security, Senior Health Plans, Volunteerism, Medicare Advantage
(This blog has been updated from its original April, 2019 posting).
Aging can be a scary time for many. The way we look, feel, and act does evolve over the years. But, that doesn’t mean that your best is all in the past!
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Aging Well, Older Adults
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety and worry to millions around the world. Caregivers and those living with older adults may be dealing with those who are experiencing extra worry and stress.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Caregivers, Nutrition Care, Senior Nutrition, Dehydration, Older Adults, emergency meals
Winter weather in here! Extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, and heavy rain make the winter months a challenging time, especially for seniors and their caregivers. Winter storms make traveling difficult, and many businesses close temporarily. To make winter storms less stressful, we’ve created a list of 10 ways caregivers can prepare aging adults for winter weather.
Topics: Senior Health