Proper nutrition and diet should be important staples in health at every age. However, many seniors feel particular pressure to change their diets due to health concerns, medications and other diagnoses that often accompany older age. Our agency offers in home care services to seniors who are struggling to incorporate new dietary and nutritional rules and guidelines into their everyday lives.
Our loving senior care aides understand how difficult it can be for seniors to make sweeping changes at this stage in their lives. Our in home care services experts will work with your loved one’s doctor, dietitian and other specialists to determine what foods and ingredients should be incorporated, avoided or cut out entirely from each client’s diet. These guidelines will become the foundation for the client’s grocery shopping lists going forward.
A caregiver can be of great help for many seniors at the grocery store who find it difficult to locate heart healthy labels and determine which foods comply with their diets. Our care aides can not only help your loved one navigate the grocery aisles but can do the shopping on their behalf when clients are not able to accompany them. This will ensure that your loved one’s grocery list will be followed more closely and that any items to be avoided do not accidentally end up in the cart.
Once your loved one’s refrigerator and cupboards are stocked with the right foods, a care aide can work with him or her to find diet-compliant tasty and enjoyable recipes the client will enjoy. We can also help incorporate substitute ingredients into recipes that are old favorites in order to make those healthier as well. Our in home care services also include meal preparation assistance. If your loved one doesn’t feel comfortable experimenting with new recipes alone, a caregiver can help prepare meals and make sure proper portion sizes are served. For seniors who do not have daily care assistance, meals can be stored in individual containers to be reheated later in order to make sure diets are adhered to even when caregivers are not at the home.