In-home Caregivers near Carlsbad: Good Eye Nutrition

In-home Caregivers Carlsbad Eye Health

How In-home Caregivers near Carlsbad Can Help With Senior Eye Health

While it’s an incredible organ, the eye is one of the parts of the body that shows obvious deterioration with age. We might not always think to appreciate the reliable performance of our eyes throughout our life, but when age begins to dim and damage them, we definitely notice the difference and we don’t like it. Friends, family, and in-home caregivers near Carlsbad can help the seniors in their lives by preparing them meals that benefit eye health and keep them seeing longer.

What Do Your Eyes Need?

We all know that muscles need protein to stay healthy, but what do your eyes need? There are a few vitamins that have been shown to diminish the probability of cataracts and fast decay. Vitamins C and E, zinc, omega-3 acids, and a few lesser-known nutrients are the most important. These are all widely available in supplement form, allowing seniors to support their eyes’ health even if their diets don’t always do such a good job.

Dietary Changes

The best way to get eye-friendly nutrients, though, is through diet. Vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens, are fantastic sources. They contain many of the important vitamins, and in significant amounts. Fish is a good source for omega-3 acids, so substituting it for chicken or beef every once in a while might be a good idea.

In-home Caregivers in San Diego County: Meal Planners

How connected are you with your elderly loved one’s diet? Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for a senior living alone to buy fresh produce, cook it, and eat it in the quantities that they need. It’s much easier to fix pre-packaged meals or simply snack instead of planning well-balanced meals. In-home caregivers in San Diego County can do the shopping, cooking, and cleanup so that you can be confident in your loved one’s healthy diet.

Originally posted 2013-08-06 10:30:54.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.