What Can You Do to Keep Your Senior’s Food Safer at Home?

When you think about food safety, the first thing you think about might be whether the food is thoroughly cooked. What can be more important is how the food is stored before and after it's cooked. If you haven't paid much attention to how your elderly family member is storing her food, it might be time to take a closer look. Check Whether the Food Requires Refrigeration Some foods require refrigeration, but that may not have been how your family stored them ... Read more

What is the Best Way to Manage Heartburn for Seniors?

Chances are you’re familiar with the discomfort of heartburn—that burning feeling you get in your chest. It’s uncomfortable for sure. Heartburn happens when stomach acid gets into the esophagus. This can happen when the sphincter that closes to keep food down in the stomach relaxes or becomes weak. Heartburn can happen to anyone, including seniors. If your parent occasionally suffers from heartburn, there are many things you can do to help ease the discomfort and prevent heartburn from recurring. Below are some ... Read more