At Castle Senior Living, providing compassionate care in a loving environment includes well-balanced nutrition for our residents’ overall health.
The key to person-centered care is staying aligned with our residents’ changing care needs – and nutritional needs are no exception. In fact, one of the most common health risks that seniors face is malnutrition. This happens for several reasons:
- Decreased metabolism
- Smaller calorie intake
- Reduced appetite
- Diminished nutrient absorption
- Psychological and physiological changes
Below you will find some of the key nutrients our senior population should focus on:
- Fiber-rich foods like whole grains are key for supporting good heart and digestive health.
- Protein helps with muscle strength as muscle mass decreases. This is essential for mobility.
- Vitamin B12 helps with the body’s central nervous system and blood flow – alleviating fatigue, episodes of confusion and more.
- Vitamin D works with Calcium and Magnesium for strong bones and muscles as they become more fragile with age.
- Potassium supports several body systems such as the cardiovascular system, nervous system and muscle health.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids are crucial for brain and heart health. Low levels are known to cause memory loss and decreased immunity for physical and emotional health.
Quality, well-balanced, home-cooked meals for our residents ensure that both their nutritional needs and appetites are satisfied. Contact us today to learn more about the nutritional value we offer in our dining services.