A Simple Hydration Plan

With the heat of summer, it is especially important to keep a senior loved one in your care hydrated. I find it helps to have water close by in an easy to drink from container. If a elder in my care is not taking sips, I will "offer" a reminder and my help.

For those who resist, you may consider adding high water content fruits, vegetables and soup at mealtime, or even Jello, or a popsicle. If someone has an incontinence problem, they may not take a drink even when thirsty to avoid an accident. Scheduling regular trips to the bathroom can help avoid those accidents and increase liquid intake

Apple, Carrot and Peach Smoothie

Author: Eve

Serves: 2


  • 1 small to medium carrot, peeled

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 cup frozen sliced peaches

  • 5 tablespoons of lowfat vanilla yogurt

  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Chop the carrot into bite size pieces and place them into a blender.

  2. Add the applesauce and frozen peaches.

  3. Pour the yogurt and the juice and blend until smooth.

  4. Serve immediately.


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