Care recipient (cr) has periodic constipation

Try: #water fruits and vegetables encourage healthy bowel movements daily exercise also works to keep the digestive system moving #keep water and juice on hand and make sure the cr is drinking every couple of hours unless fluid intake is medically restricted on doctor’s orders #make sure fruits and vegetables are part of the daily diet prepare and serve them in ways that match the cr’s ability to manage them if swallowing is a problem blend boiled or roasted vegetables and serve them soft or let them grow soft and flavorful simmering in a soup #be mindful of a cr’s ability to swallow or chew and be also take into account the cr’s ability to absorb certain nutrients in conjunction with certain medications #add a fiber supplement to the daily diet these can be bought over-the-counter at the pharmacy #add oatmeal or a hot grain cereal to breakfast #add some nutritional raw bran flakes to moist warm or hot food #switch from white flour products to whole wheat products look for labels that read 100 per cent whole wheat bread hot dog and hamburger buns tortillas and english muffins are all sold in 100 percent whole wheat versions

Materials: Favorite juices fruits and vegetables daily exercise fiber supplement oatmeal or another hot grain cereal bran flakes whole wheat products

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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