Giving candy for Valentine’s Day is a tradition for many people. But if your senior loved one is diabetic giving them candy is anything but sweet. Diabetics need to watch their consumption of sugary foods carefully, and chocolate candy is something they should have only rarely if ever. But there are lots of alternatives to traditional candy that you and their companion care at home providers can give your senior loved one when you want to give them a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day.
Some of the best alternatives to chocolate for you or their companion care at home aides to give your loved one may be:
Sugar Free Candy
Sugar free candy has become very popular so you can easily find sugar free versions of popular candies. Truffles, chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, sponge candy, and other favorites can all be made sugar free. Diabetics can usually eat a small amount of sugar free candy. Candy that contains a high concentration of pure chocolate may also be a good gift because it usually has a low sugar content. If you don’t want to break tradition by not giving your senior loved one candy this year then give them a box of sugar free candy instead of regular candy.
A sweet but healthy alternative to candy is a fruit basket. Instead of chocolate give your senior loved one a basket of delicious fresh fruit to enjoy. Florida oranges, specialty pears, heritage apples, and other fruits can all make wonderful gifts that your senior loved one will really appreciate. Fruit can last for a long time as well so your senior loved one will get to enjoy our gift for long time to come. You can assemble your own basket filled with your senior loved one’s favorite fruits or buy a pre-made basket. You can even give your senior parent a subscription for a monthly service that will deliver fresh fruit to their home every month for a year.
Homemade Baked Goods
Homemade baked goods are another great treat option for Valentine’s Day. That’s because homemade treats can be made with substitute ingredients to make them safer for diabetic seniors. You can use an artificial sweetener instead of sugar, low carb flour instead of white flour, applesauce as a natural sweetener, or dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. You can get help baking treats from a companion care at home provider. A companion care at home provider can also help your senior loved one make their own healthy Valentine’s Day treats to give to their friends and neighbors.
If you’d rather not give your senior loved one food at all you can choose a gift like a spa basket. Spa baskets filled with healing lotions, soaps that won’t dry the skin, and gifts like bath oils, eye masks, and therapeutic eye pillows are beloved by many seniors. Getting a gift full of luxury products that will help your senior loved one keep their skin healthy and moisturized in the heart of winter will make your senior loved one very happy.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Companion Care at Home Services in Forsyth GA please contact the caring staff at Angels of Mercy Private Homecare Services, Inc. today at 478-745-5111.
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