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How Hydration and eating Impact Health

Eating and drinking enough is essential for fueling our lives daily. But for people who are struggling with an acute illness, an ongoing condition, or are getting older, getting adequate nutrition and hydration can be a struggle. This post discusses tips for helping loved ones overcome this struggle and how home health care can help support patients who need it.

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Eating Enough 

Eating enough food is difficult for some of our patients when they are sick or in the process of recovering. It causes weight loss and malnourishment. People who are on medications that should be taken with food can experience side effects as well. To keep a loved one on track with their food intake, encourage them to eat smaller meals supplemented by snacks throughout the day. The amount of calories and nutrients required will vary from person to person.

 Snacks such as dried fruits, yogurts, and unsalted nuts are healthy options to consider offering to loved ones when they need to eat.

Obstacles to Eating or Drinking

 People who have issues with swallowing have trouble eating because the experience of doing so is uncomfortable for them, which means that they might eat and drink less. While diluting food with water can dilute the nutritional content of a meal. In this case, consider using prepared meals that are energy-dense are usually offered in smaller portions, making them easier to eat if the desire to eat is an issue.

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Get Support

While being a good health advocate for yourself or a loved one is essential, you don’t have to go through it alone. If you still have questions, are frustrated, or confused by an appointment, talk to a friend or a family member later. Even if all you do is vent or cry, having another person to talk to, and receive perspective and support from is just as invaluable. Voyager Home Health Care prides itself on putting its patients at the center of everything we do.


Home health care is personal, which is why we take the time to listen and address every patient’s concern and advocate for them wherever we can. To learn more about how you can receive our home care services in the Denver, CO, or Colorado Springs, CO area, reach out to us at (719)-400-2222 today

The Best IHSS Provider

Voyager Home Health Care is known for being the highest paying IHSS & CHCBS provider in Colorado. Voyager is also known for their supurb quality and the cutting edge support of the families they serve. Voyager pays $18 an hour for any Health Maintenance Activities (HMA) hours families are approved for ($20/hr for CHCBS). If you want to know more about this program please give us a call or Text (719-400-2222)

 
 

Highest Paying Provider   ● Highest Quality   ● All Phones Text-able   ●   Overtime allowed with hybrid hours  ● Smart Documentation ● Home Healthcare Company with Class A License.

 
 
 
 

Voyager Home Health Care is known for being the highest paying IHSS & CHCBS provider in Colorado.

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