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Purees, Thickeners, & Thickened Foods Buying Guide

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed May 15 2024

Many older adults and people with disabilities experience chewing and swallowing difficulties. These problems are common but can prevent good nutrition. Purees, thickeners, and thickened foods make mealtimes easier. They change the consistency of food and drink, so swallowing is easier. Thickeners can also reduce the risk of side effects like choking and aspiration.Read More

Pile of vitamins.

Vitamins & Supplements Buying Guide

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed May 15 2024

Most of us get essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from the foods we eat. But certain health problems and the natural aging process can affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and effectively use them. The right vitamins and dietary supplements can support you or your loved one’s health and reduce the risk of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Read More

Download Carewell's free guide to Nutrition & Feeding, created to help caregivers navigate common challenges around mealtimes.

Download Our FREE Guide to Nutrition & Feeding

Posted by Carewell Team on Thu Apr 18 2024

We created our Nutrition & Feeding guide for family caregivers who support loved ones with unique nutritional needs. Providing healthy, balanced snack and meal options is essential, but that’s often easier said than done. For instance, if your loved one has chewing and swallowing difficulties, they might benefit from food and beverage thickeners. But if you’ve never heard of these products or aren’t familiar with how they work, making the right choice can be overwhelming.Read More

Couple shopping online.

Understanding the Difference Between an HSA and FSA + How to Use These Accounts to Purchase Caregiving Supplies

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Apr 16 2024

If your family has recurring medical expenses, you’ve probably considered investing in a tax-advantaged account, like a health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending account (FSA). Both HSAs and FSAs can help you save money on medical care and supplies, but each has distinct differences. To learn more, we connected with several financial experts. Here, we compare and contrast HSAs and FSAs and provide tips for shopping with either.Read More