COPD and Diet: Managing COPD Symptoms Through Food

COPD and Diet

As reported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an approximated 12 million adults are currently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and it’s also expected that another 12 million could be living with the disease and not even know it. It’s also worth noting that COPD typically occurs in middle age, with smoking as the main risk … Read More

The Ultimate Diet for Those with Kidney Disease

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You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and for those with kidney disease, it’s even more vital that a proper dietary plan be followed to minimize symptoms, such as pain, nausea, swelling and others, and to perhaps even slow the progression of the disease. Visiting Angels recommends the following dietary considerations (once approved by the physician): Sodium/Salt Excessive … Read More

Get the Non-Sugar-Coated Facts About Diabetes


There are many myths about diabetes floating around out there. You may have heard some of the more common ones, like eating too much sugar causes diabetes or people who have diabetes can’t eat sweets. The home care professionals at Visiting Angels of Fremont and Sunnyvale want to clear up some of these misconceptions. The following are some facts about … Read More

Cancer Care at Home: Eating Right and Staying Healthy

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After a cancer diagnosis, it is extremely important to focus on eating right during and after treatment. Nutrition is especially important because cancer and the treatments for it can affect your appetite and your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and absorb nutrients. At Visiting Angels of Fremont and Sunnyvale, we know how important it is to eat right and … Read More

For Older Adults, Forget the Old Food Pyramid!

The food pyramid that we’re all familiar with is a way of the past, with a new MyPlate formula taking its place. However, the latest research from Tufts University indicates that MyPlate is not quite suited to the distinct dietary needs of older adults. So Tufts developed the MyPlate for Older Adults which: Continues to emphasize nutrient-dense food choices and … Read More

Take this Quick Senior Nutritional Needs Assessment

As parents age, their resolve to keep from worrying their children will likely remain unchanged. As a result, they may not be forthcoming with sharing details about any issues they’re experiencing with eating properly and meeting nutritional needs. And for those who live at a distance, it can be even more challenging to be fully aware of dietary changes. The … Read More

How to Combat the Top Three Nutritional Struggles for Seniors

As we shared in our last blog, meeting nutritional requirements as we age can feel like an uphill battle. Visiting Angels is here to help, with suggestions from the Food and Drug Administration for addressing some of the top dietary challenges seniors face: Trouble Chewing: For seniors who cannot chew food well, meats and fresh fruits and vegetables can be … Read More

Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Ask any senior and the answer will likely be the same: aging brings about changes in practically every aspect of life. Dietary and nutritional changes are no exception, with alterations in the taste and smell of food, decreased appetite, oral and dental issues and gastrointestinal changes all reported to be associated with aging by the National Institutes of Health. Helping … Read More