Most of us understand the importance of eating well, even if we do not always follow nutritional guidelines. But as we age, it becomes increasingly vital to be mindful of maintaining a good diet and having continual access to fresh produce and healthy meals.
There are multiple reasons seniors should be conscious of what they put into their bodies:
At Visiting Angels Mid Maine, our home care specialists will work with clients and their medical providers to understand your loved one’s unique dietary needs. And beyond that, we will also work with seniors and their families to understand their preferences and habits with foods, meal preparation, and food storage. Our goal is to design a meal planning and preparation strategy that supports both their health and their daily needs.
Seniors who live on their own or have mobility issues may have additional challenges in accessing fresh produce. It is important to ensure that they have access to fresh foods, along with incorporating fruits and vegetables into their daily diet. Our home care specialists will help seniors keep fresh produce stocked in their fridge by either assisting them with transportation and mobility services or going grocery shopping on their behalf.
Cooking can also be a challenge for some seniors as physical abilities and mobility changes throughout their golden years. Home care specialists from Visiting Angels Mid Maine can assist with all kitchen tasks, from chopping and cutting to cleaning and storage.
If you have an elderly loved one who is struggling to keep up with a healthy diet while living alone, our caregivers can help. Call Visiting Angels Mid Maine today to learn more about our in-home senior services.