Caregivers

Your Care Matters

Remember to take care of you

We know you're focused on the health and well-being of others, but it's important to remember to take care of you. Caring for yourself isn't selfish, it's an essential part of making sure you can give your best every day.

Tips for staying strong as a caregiver

Stay healthy with proper nutrition

Eating healthy is the best way to maintain your strength, energy, stamina, and immune system. It's also one of the most powerful things you can do to stay positive.

Good nutrition for your care receiver helps make care easier

Up to half of all older adults are at risk for malnutrition, that's why it's important to make sure those you care for have a healthy diet. It helps prevent muscle loss, supports recovery, reduces risk for re- hospitalizations, and makes caregiving easier.

Rest. Recharge. Respite.

Make sure to take some time away to re-energize or ask for help. Caregiving can be stressful, and taking a breather ensures that you'll be ready to take on the challenges ahead.

YOUR CARE MATTERS

We're here for you - so you can be there for them

As one of over 90 million caregivers* in the United States, you know that caregiving can be a rewarding experience. But it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. If you're caring for a family member, such as parent who is older or recovering from an illness or injury, you don't have to go it alone. We are here to help.

MAKE PROPER NUTRITION A TOP PRIORITY

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Malnutrition - A Hidden Epidemic in Older Adults

Many older adults are at risk for malnutrition. This short video highlights who can be affected, the debilitating impact it can have on older adults, tips for identifying the condition, and how it can be treated and prevented.

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Nutrition Assessment

Find out if you and your care receiver are getting the right amount of nutrients. Complete this nutrition assessment and bring it to your next healthcare visit.

Questions to Ask the Doctor

KEEP MUSCLES STRONG WITH THE POWER OF PROTEIN

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Managing Muscle Loss Survey

Abbott partnered with AARP on this independent survey for a revealing glimpse into the diet and health issues that affect adults over age 50.

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Muscle Loss Recovery

Did you know you can lose muscle as you age – up to 8% each decade after age 40? Ensure® Enlive®, that has HMB plus 20 grams of protein, can help you maintain lean body mass, for strength and energy to do the things you love.

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Partnering for Your Success

Ensure® is partnering with the Caregiver Action Network, the nation's leading family caregiver organization, as their exclusive nutrition resource. For additional support, including a variety of tools and a caregiver forum, visit www.caregiveraction.org.

*Caregiver Action Network, www.caregiveraction.org

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