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5 Tips for Improved Digestive Health for Seniors- ANAHEIM HILLS

As we age, so does our digestive system. Approximately 40 percent of all older adults have one or more digestive system disorders each year, as the muscles in the digestive tract can become weak, stiff, and less efficient with age. Common digestive tract problems for seniors include:

  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gas
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Follow these 5 tips to protect and improve your digestive health:

  1. Review your medications. Many medications used to manage chronic conditions can have side effects that impact digestive health.
  2. Regular physical activity can help avoid constipation, as well as other digestive health issues. Many age-related health problems can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and eating a healthy diet.
  3. Eat more fiber. Fiber plays a major role in digestive Fiber supports colon cell health and helps the digestive tract function by keeping bowel movements soft and regular. Make sure to incorporate foods packed with fiber, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, into your diet.
  4. Drink water. Drinking water and other fluids, such as prune or orange juice, can keep you hydrated and help reduce constipation. Older adults who take diuretics are at increased risk for dehydration.
  5. Get regular health screenings. Visit your doctor regularly and share any health issues or concerns.

Does your senior parent suffer from digestive tract issues such as GERD, IBS, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, or heartburn? Digestive health issues can be incredibly painful and impact your aging parent’s quality of life. If your senior parent lives with digestive health issues and needs help with going to the doctor, making appointments, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and managing their medications, call SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, or Anaheim Hills. SYNERGY in-home caregivers provide quality, compassionate, top-notch care to help your aging parent maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills in-home caregivers provide many in-home care services, which include:

Errands and Transportation Support

  • Incidental transportation
  • Schedule planning and assistance
  • Errand services, such as grocery shopping, pharmacy visits, etc.

Meal Preparation

  • Complete meal preparation
  • Assistance with meal planning
  • Mealtime feeding assistance

Light Housekeeping Assistance

  • Assistance with light gardening
  • Kitchen cleaning and organizing
  • Bathroom cleaning and organizing
  • Laundry and ironing

Personal Care Assistance

  • Dressing and bathing assistance
  • Assistance with getting in and out of bed and chairs
  • Assistance with getting to and from the restroom
  • Assistance with incontinence or adult briefs

Companionship Services

  • Friendly and supporting conversation
  • Help with planning social activities
  • Light exercise encouragement

24-Hour and Live-In Care

  • Dependable and reliable service
  • Communication with family members
  • Maintaining a care journal
  • Medication management
  • Rotating caregivers

If your senior parent is in need of in-home care and support services, call SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, or Anaheim Hills to ensure that they maintain a healthy and independent life in their home.

About SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills
SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is the name you can trust in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and Placentia for personal home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age.  SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need – including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more.  SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at . The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 714- 706-1613 and [email protected] .