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National Eat Your Jello Day

National Eat Your Jello Day

Today, July 12, is ‘Eat Your Jello Day’ With plenty of flavors to choose from, you should have no problem finding one you like. It is easy to eat and fun to make!

Private Home Care loves jello because it is a great food for caregiving. Many seniors may have difficulty swallowing, and jello is easy to consume. This is very important for when seniors have trouble swallowing medications and pills. A pill can be crushed up and stirred into jello for easy consumption, or pressed deep into the jello as a whole to help facilitate swallowing.

The elderly are more prone to dehydration due to processes that happen when the body ages. Those with dementia or alzheimers are particularly prone to dehydrated because they may simply forget to drink or not realize when they are thirsty. The high water content of jello is a fantastic way to keep seniors hydrated, and it is easy to swallow. It is a great way to make sure that your loved ones who find the taste of water to be bland are hydrated.

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