You are what you eat

A balanced and nutritious diet is the cornerstone to every healthy lifestyle.

So, what happens when you’re unable to cook for yourself?

Many people are faced with that problem daily.  Whether advancing years makes it hard to stand for extended periods of time, healing from a surgical procedure precludes you from moving into the kitchen, or if you have a loved one who has diminished mental capacity and is not safe to use kitchen appliances – there are times when meal preparation is not possible.

Unfortunately, what happens to some is a complete lack of a healthy diet, which in turn leads to additional and troubling health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, or other conditions.

One of the most common and under-appreciated aspects of home care is that of meal preparation.  Care Conextion is able to offer non medical transportation to purchase groceries (which is hampered due to reduced mobility, such as being wheelchair bound).

The saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  It is important that in our moments of healing or aging, that we are strong.  In order to be at our strongest, we have to be eating our healthiest.  You and your family members deserve that.

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!

Summer Health and Seniors

Summer is a wonderful time of memories made, fun in the sun, and time with family and friends.  Summer is also, unfortunately, a time when the health risks are on the rise for senior citizens.  Summer time brings with it increased heat indexes, humidity, and yes, lots of extra sunshine.  Here are a few things to look out for if you’re a senior citizen (or have one in your life):

  • Hydration is key – We list this first because it is probably the most important piece of advice we can dispense. Staying well hydrated is important for everyone in the summer, but it can be crucial for seniors.  With the added sunshine and higher heat, even the act of sitting on the beach can quickly lead to dehydration and many negative health effects.
  • Lather up the lotion – Senior citizens are at a much higher risk of receiving damaging sunburns (some studies actually say they are three times more likely to receive a 2nd degree sunburn than someone in their 30s). Use sunscreen of at least SPF 50 to reduce your risk and wear a large sunhat.
  • Don’t forget to rest – Longer days means for more activity. Additional sunlight means disrupted sleep schedule.  Seniors need to remember that paramount to their health is allowing their body the extra time to recover from strenuous activity.

Summer fun is exactly that:  Fun.  Get out there and enjoy it, but make sure to keep yourself safe and healthy!

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!