Companion Home Care Services: Meal Planning and Preparation for Seniors in Annapolis, MD
If your loved one is malnourished, rapidly gaining or losing weight, eating too much junk food or consuming food they should avoid, Visiting Angels Annapolis can help. Our companion home care services include meal planning and preparation, two activities that are crucial for independent living, for elderly and disabled adults in Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Millersville, Pasadena, Crownsville, Arnold and throughout Anne Arundel County.
Proper nutrition is one of the pillars of good health in senior years, so it is important to make sure your loved one is eating healthy, well-balanced and nutritious meals.
How Meal Preparation from Visiting Angels Annapolis Can Help Your Loved One Eat Right
As important as it is for seniors to eat healthy, age-related difficulties can make this a challenge for some. Mobility issues can make it hard to use cookware and utensils in order to prepare meals, while cognitive issues can make seniors prone to forgetting meals. In addition, since many seniors may favor dishes that are familiar and bring them comfort in later years, they may choose to eat foods that are unhealthy.
That's why with meal planning and preparation, we make sure to focus on planning and preparing meals that your loved one will enjoy eating and will be nutritious and boost their well-being.
Our caregivers first get to know your loved one in order to gain a better insight into their dietary regimen, limitations and preferences. Then they can proceed to plan weekly menus that are in accordance with their nutritional needs.
Assistance with Meal Preparation
If your loved one enjoys cooking, they can be involved in the recipe selection process. This can also be a fun activity and a great opportunity for bonding. Again, if your parent likes spending time in the kitchen, they can also participate in meal prep – but if they do not wish to chop, dice and slice, our caregivers will do it on their own.
Our companion home care providers can additionally keep your loved one company during meal time, transforming it from a routine daily activity into a pleasant social activity.
Naturally, our caregivers will wash the dishes and clean the kitchen after cooking, leaving it in a spotless condition. This is very important because a clean, well-organized kitchen is also a safe kitchen.
Help with Grocery Shopping
In addition to these meal prepping tasks, our senior caregivers can go grocery shopping for your loved one. If your loved one is in the mood, they can go along. We encourage this because grocery shopping presents an opportunity for physical and social activity. On the other hand, if your loved one has other plans, our caregivers can shop on their own and deliver the groceries to your parent’s home. Our care providers can use any provided coupons in order to spend less money on shopping. In addition, we can pick up any online grocery orders your loved one has placed so they can stay safe in their own home.
With companion home care services from Visiting Angels Annapolis, your loved one can truly enjoy a diet that is good for them and reap all the benefits that come with proper nutrition.
We are happy to answer all your questions and schedule your free in-home consultation to discuss your loved one’s care plan.
Contact our Millersville, MD office at 410-587-2316 to learn more about our companion home care services today!
Serving Northern Anne Arundel County in Maryland, including Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Millersville, Pasadena, Crownsville, Arnold and Severna Park
Visiting Angels ANNAPOLIS, MD8338 Veterans Hwy #103A
Millersville, MD 21108