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Time To Review Medicare Options for 2023!

Posted by Darrik Erikstrup on Nov 9, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Open enrollment for 2023 Medicare is here! From now until December 7, Americans 65 and older can review and change their Medicare coverage options for 2023. Many health plans offer new and expanded benefits for 2023.  Recent data indicates that 45% of enrollees selected Medicare Advantage plans – or Part D for 2022. By 2025, Medicare Advantage enrollment will reach over 50%.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Senior Nutrition, Social Determinants of Health, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Fall Prevention Week is Sept. 18 - 24

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Sep 20, 2022 10:00:00 AM


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. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Older Adults, Fall Prevention

How to Heat & Plate Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by Bushra Hassan, MBA, RD LDN on Apr 20, 2022 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, How to, Plating meals, home-delivered meals for seniors

Have A Heart-to-Heart With Your Members This Month!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Feb 16, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only special part of February. It’s also American Heart Month.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Shopping for seniors

Tips to Alleviate Social Isolation

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Tip for Stressfree Holiday Meals!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Dec 22, 2021 3:20:39 PM


Food and holiday celebrations go together. Enjoying a meal is still one of the best parts of the holidays, even with smaller festivities this year. But, preparing a delicious holiday meal doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re concerned about healthy eating or have limited time, holiday food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are a few simple tips for stress-free holiday eating, so you’ll be free to enjoy the season!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, holiday meals, healthy eating

Nutrition Is Essential After Hospitalization

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Apr 15, 2021 11:52:40 AM

The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. It’s no surprise that malnutrition can negatively affect their clinical outcomes and increase costs.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, Medically-Tailored Meals

Is Your Member At Risk For Food Insecurity?

Posted by John Siegel on Apr 1, 2021 11:10:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management, Food Security, Malnutrition, Case Manager

Tips to Building a Healthy Meal!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 11, 2021 11:05:00 AM

As we continue to celebrate National Nutrition Month here at GA Foods, we want to help spread the word about healthy eating!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, National Nutrition Month, healthy eating

Time To Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Mar 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education, and information campaign celebrated every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can significantly impact your overall health by making small changes in your eating and physical activity routine.

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, healthy eating

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