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These Soup Recipes Are Ideal for Elderly Adults

You are probably familiar with your elderly loved one’s favorite foods and know what they like and don’t like. When the cold winter months are in full force, many elderly adults turn to comfort food that warms them up and makes their taste buds sing. Hearty and delicious soup is usually a favorite, and the diversity of flavors and textures is sure to appeal to even the pickiest eater. Family caregivers and homecare providers across the country are looking out for amazing soup recipes that seniors will surely enjoy.

Homecare Springfield PA - These Soup Recipes Are Ideal for Elderly Adults

Homecare Springfield PA – These Soup Recipes Are Ideal for Elderly Adults

If you haven’t learned by now, soup is a wonderful food for aging adults for a number of reasons. Besides soup being extremely nutritious, it is quite palatable for elderly adults that may have issues with chewing and swallowing due to dental conditions or the after-effects of a stroke. The extra liquid can also help keep seniors hydrated. The bold flavors taste good to seniors with a dulled sense of taste. When family caregivers and homecare providers serve up soup, everybody benefits.

Turkey Two Bean Soup

Family caregivers and homecare providers can’t go wrong with this hearty and flavorful soup, especially when it is paired with a soft buttered roll.

1 can great northern beans, drained

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 lb ground turkey sausage, cooked and drained of fat

1/2 C tomato sauce

1 (15-oz) can diced tomatoes with liquid

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

Pour all ingredients into a slow cooker. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 6 hours on the low setting. Serve immediately

Zucchini Beef Stew

The convenience of the slow cooker makes this recipe ideal for busy family caregivers and homecare providers so they can have a delicious warm dinner ready to go.

2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 can diced tomatoes, with juice

2 zucchini, diced

1 C chopped mushrooms

1 ½ C beef broth, low sodium

Salt and pepper to taste

In the slow cooker, combine beef, onion, tomato, zucchini and mushrooms. Salt and pepper the mixture, then add in beef broth. Cook on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Serve immediately.

Teeny Weenie Soup

2 cans diced tomatoes with juice

2 packages cocktail sausages, approximately 24

2 C diced celery

1 C frozen corn

1 C sliced mushrooms

1 C chopped cabbage

1 can great northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14-oz) can chicken broth

Salt and pepper to taste

Slice the cocktail sausages into fourths. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting. Serve immediately.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Homecare Services in Springfield PA, please contact the caring staff at True Direct Home Health Care today.

Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator

Owner & Administrator at True Direct Home Health Care
True Direct HHC owner and administrator, Perry C. Doc Alleva has been in the health care community for over 10 years as a therapy solutions provider, as well as a home care services coordinator. He has extensive experience in caring for the disabled and the surgical acute, sub-acute, and rehab population. Rooted in his home-town city of Philadelphia, with strong ties to it's vast neighborhoods and communities, he's now focusing all his energies towards innovating the home health care agency's role in providing the essential care needed from individual to the family throughout the community.

Doc, as he is called by everyone - staff, patients and clients - first experienced home health care and hospice care while as a colleg student at King's College as he cared for his mother every day while she first battled COPD and then lung cancer. It was during this time that he came to understand that caring for a patient was more than just clinical expertise.

"Admittedly, my strongest attribute is my communication skills and the simple fact that I love to help people. Even the smallest thing you can do for someone really can mean so much to them long term. In fact, it could change them forever. That's what providing quality personal home health care should be all about."

In his spare time, he cooks for homeless shelters and children's music and arts events. He also is highly involved in his local youth sports soccer academy as a coach and Board member.

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