4 Beverages That Can Help Your Aging Adult Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is vital for your aging adult, but it can be more difficult than either of you think. The main reason is that some of the least hydrating beverages are often more appealing in terms of flavor. Trying a combination of these different beverages might help you to find a happy medium for your senior between hydration and taste.

Homecare Fairport NY - 4 Beverages That Can Help Your Aging Adult Stay Hydrated

Homecare Fairport NY – 4 Beverages That Can Help Your Aging Adult Stay Hydrated


In terms of hydration, water is the easiest and best way to get the job done. The big problem is that a lot of people just don’t like how plain water tastes. They’d rather drink sodas or other beverages that taste better, even if they’re full of ingredients that might be questionable. If your senior absolutely hates water, even with a little bit of lemon or lime juice in it, some other options might work better.

Herbal Tea, Hot or Iced

Herbal teas usually don’t have caffeine, which makes them an excellent choice for hydration purposes. They’re also a beverage that your senior can drink at any time of day without worrying that she’ll be up all night. Experiment with all the different flavors available to find the combination your senior enjoys the most and then enjoy the tea either hot or iced.

Coconut Water

Coconut water contains natural sugars, but it also contains potassium, electrolytes, calcium, and magnesium, among other nutrients. It’s a fabulous choice for hydration, but you may want to limit the servings your senior drinks per day due to the sugar content. Make sure that you read the label carefully and try to choose unsweetened brands whenever possible.

Watered-down Fruit Juice

Fruit juices are also full of nutritional value and they can be incredibly hydrating. The one down side is that fruit juice does contain quite a bit of sugar. One easy way around this is to serve watered-down fruit juice. Mix equal parts of juice and water. The flavor doesn’t change, but your senior will get less sugar than she would have otherwise.

Once you find some beverages that your senior enjoys that are also hydrating, make sure that you keep them on hand. Let homecare providers, other family members, and anyone else who helps with your senior’s care know what her favorites are.

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About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)