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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

Helping Patients Heal At Home!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and healthcare systems are addressing the Social Determinants of Health for their patients throughout the continuum of care. Studies show that social, economic, and environmental factors are contributing factors to patient health.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Managing At-Risk Patients, aging in place, Social Determinants of Health

Helping Older Adults to Cope In Anxious Times

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 9, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Caregivers, Nutrition Care, Senior Nutrition, Dehydration, Older Adults, emergency meals

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Like Flavorful Foods!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Aug 15, 2019 12:54:00 PM

Changes in eyesight. Hearing loss. Bone deficiency. Some conditions are inevitable as we age – especially without proper care and attention. But there are many misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding aging that make the entire process difficult and even a little confusing.

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Topics: Nutrition Care, Affordable, Healthy Foods, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Baby Boomers

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Prefer to Stay in Their Own Homes!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jul 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM

People may think just because their parents or a family member are older, that they want to sell their homes and move to a senior facility. However, for many seniors, that's not the case. In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes.  The majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Care Managers, Aging Well

How a Positive Attitude Benefits the Aging Process

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 2, 2018 10:32:00 AM

Adopting a positive attitude can go far in dealing with the changes associated with aging. In fact, according to Kaiser Health News, those who have a positive outlook on aging live 7.5 years longer. Studies show that older adults who hold negative stereotypes about aging tend to walk more slowly, experience memory problems, and recover less fully from a fall or fracture.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Health, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Healthy Meals for Seniors, aging in place

Want a Faster Recovery? Ask for Help!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 22, 2017 11:53:54 AM

According to Kaiser Health News, 28 percent of patients (many being older adults) who are offered home health care services when they are discharged from the hospital, refuse the services available, which could lead to delayed recoveries, and reduced independence. Studies indicate that those who refuse post-discharge services may have higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Aging Well

No Place Like Home - Aging in Place for Seniors

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 10, 2017 10:22:19 AM

According to  The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC), more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes rather than move to a senior facility. One of the challenges you face as a case manager is helping seniors to age in place. People want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Care Managers, Aging Well, Senior Nutrition

How to Reduce Healthcare Costs with Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 29, 2017 3:50:26 PM

Malnutrition is a surprising problem in America. One out of every three patients admitted to the hospital suffer from malnutrition. If untreated, two-thirds will become severely malnourished during their stay. Approximately one-third of patients who are not malnourished will become so by the time they are discharged.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Nutrition Care, Post Discharge

Age Well by Eating Well

Posted by Jessica Fleigle on Sep 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Proper nutrition is the key to aging well, and it has many health benefits. The vitamins and nutrients in food can help you fight diseases, boost your energy and help you sleep better.

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Topics: Nutrition, Malnutrition in Elderly, Senior Health, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Advice from Dietitians, Affordable, Healthy Foods, Healthy Meals for Seniors

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