Inevitably, it happens to everyone from time to time. Call it genetics, certain meds, and good old-fashioned lousy food choices. It can leave even the healthiest people with a digestion-related problem.
As we age, these issues get more pronounced and occur more often, even without a specific diagnosis. Of course, we at MediLodge of Leelanau take these matters seriously. We know it’s not just a food issue but a quality of life issue for our residents and their families.
Our well-trained staff of nutritionists and caregivers addresses all our residents' digestive needs. As a result, they receive a thorough dietary and nutrition education, which enables them to set proper guidelines with care. Additionally, we review our menu plans with the nursing staff and the clients themselves to ensure everyone is joining in the combined effort for good health and healthy food choices.
Of course, the how and when of medication is also an essential factor in the diet plan. Many patients get a prescription with doctor's orders to take "on a full stomach to avoid irritation." These are directions that must be considered when making a menu plan. Additionally, other conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure, also become part of the discussion as their complicated symptoms are so often food-related. Because of all these vital factors, we design a custom food and medication plan for each patient.
Sometimes, standard medications don’t measure up to the comfort level we would like. That's when our specialists come in to provide some of the latest diagnostic techniques. We have access to the best in exploration procedures. Some residents who suffered for years with gastric ailments find that visiting the right specialist for their issues gets them back to thoroughly enjoying life!
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