Meal Planning & Preparation
As your parent ages, he or she may lose interest in food. If your mother or father lives alone, mealtimes may be lonely. If your parent has a reduced sense of taste or smell, food may seem less appetizing. Medications, too, can take a toll on appetite. For aging parents with physical or mental impairments, difficulties with grocery shopping and preparing meals may be obstacles to good nutrition. Even when seniors do eat well, they may not fully absorb all their nutrients. Meanwhile, our nutritional needs change as we age. It all adds up to special needs—which can be met through a variety of Careology Home Healthcare’s meal services.
Kitchens, like bathrooms, can also be a dangerous place for seniors. Have your parents ever accidentally left the oven on, or walked away from the stove and let the pot boil over? From slips and falls, to cuts, burns and more the risks add up as they get older. Not only can one of our FREE Home Safety Assessments help identify some of the risks your parents may have in the kitchen, but we can also help assess their ability to use it to care for themselves.
Meal preparation service includes providing services such as the following:
- Preparing healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
- Abiding by all dietary restrictions.
- Providing a healthy diabetic diet for your loved one, if needed.
- Helping to plan all meals.
- Monitoring your loved one’s eating habits such as the amount of food that is eaten and the amount of fluids that are consumed.
AGING IS NOT LOST YOUTH BUT A NEW STAGE OF OPPURTUNITY AND STRENGTH.