Companion Home Care Services: Meal Planning and Preparation for Seniors in Annapolis, MD

At Visiting Angels, our companion home care services include planning and preparing meals for seniors in Annapolis, Millersville, Pasadena, Arnold, Glen Burnie and surrounding Maryland communities

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.

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 Our Companion Home Care Services Help Seniors 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.

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.

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.

With 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 to learn more about our companion home care services today!

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