Why Your Senior Loved One Should Take Iron

why-your-senior-loved-one-should-take-ironIron is a vital mineral that our body needs in order to aid with the proper function of hemoglobin, a protein needed to transport oxygen in the blood. Iron also has a role in a variety of other important processes in the body.

Though our bodies contain some iron, a low dietary iron consumption for seniors can lead to iron deficiency or anemia. Feeling weary, weak, cold, decreased energy levels, shortness of breath, irritability, dizziness, poor immune system functioning, and slower brain functioning are all symptoms of iron deficiency.

In addition to the standard symptoms of iron deficiency, the elderly may face more serious problems from anemia, such as decreased strength and an increased risk of falling. Falling is one of the leading causes of injury and/or death among senior Americans. As such, make sure that your senior avoid any of these predicaments through proper nutrition and care with the help of our home care agency.

Our personal care in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help your senior loved ones keep up with their iron intake by helping them eat delicious and nutritious meals. Medical experts recommend giving seniors 8mg of iron daily. With the aid of their physician, we will also make sure that our elderly clients stay on top of their prescriptions and supplements.

Some foods rich in iron are red meats, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, fruit, and iron-fortified cereals. When you avail the services of a caregiver in Arizona, they can help with meal preparations.

For more information about how you can improve your senior’s health through home care in Scottsdale, Arizona, Heritage Home Care is the agency to call.

We also offer respite care.

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