What the Caregiver Needs to Know - Eat Wisely

 


Caregiver Information

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A caregiver is someone that takes responsibility for the care and wellness of another person or plays a role in certain parts of the care required for someone. You may be a relative, significant other, neighbor, or friend. Whatever the role, it is very important for the caregiver to understand basic care needs. The support of a caregiver can enhance quality of life. Managing or assisting with meal planning and preparation, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes are just a few of the steps on the journey to staying well. The more you know as a caregiver, the better able you will be to provide care.

 

Remember when caring for another person, it is important to take care of yourself too! Seek assistance from others when necessary and be aware of your own limitations.

Meal planning and meal preparation resources for Caregivers:

Make It Quick (MOVE!® Weight Management Program) (PDF)

Making A Meal Plan Work In A Family (MOVE!® Weight Management Program) (PDF)

In addition, you can check your local area for a community center, park, recreation center, VA medical center, YMCA, health club, mall walking group or church group that you may join to find meal preparation classes and/or physical activities that are of interest to you.


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Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Lynn A. Novorska
Patient Education Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Rose Mary Pries

Tip of the Day

Tip of Day

Here's something to consider:
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at a large group of retired elderly, nonsmoking men who were followed for 12 years. Those who walked less than 1 mile/day were almost 2 times more likely to die from any cause than those who walked more than 2 miles/day. So, let's get to walking! Every day!

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