How Expert Home Care Providers from Visiting Angels Central Coast Can Help Your Loved One Eat a Healthy Diet with Meal Preparation Assistance
Home care providers from Visiting Angels help seniors in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz and Marina, CA eat healthy by assisting with planning and preparing meals
One of the first signs that your loved one may need senior care provided by a professional agency like Visiting Angels Central Coast is the inability to feed themselves; that is, eat a healthy diet that can boost their overall well-being.
Older adults may be unable to prepare nutritious meals for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to reduced appetite, medication side effects, chronic conditions and mobility issues. As a result, a lot of seniors eat junk or heavily processed food, which can affect their health and worsen existing conditions.
Proper nutrition in senior years is of vital importance for maintaining a high quality of life and managing illnesses, so making sure your loved one is eating a diet that is good for them should be your top priority. The problem is – what if you cannot always be there to help them with meal prep?
At Visiting Angels Central Coast, we can help. Our expert home care providers can ensure your loved one is eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet. They can go shop for groceries at the local store or market, plan weekly meals, prepare healthy delicious in accordance with your loved one’s taste, keep them company during meal time, clean the kitchen, and much more. With us, your loved one can enjoy health-boosting meals without sacrificing taste and have someone around while they are eating, which adds a social component to meal time.
How Our Home Care Providers Help with Meal Planning and Preparation
At Visiting Angels, we take great pride in providing personalized care plans that enable seniors to age in place with the support of loving home care providers. If you are worried that your loved one is not eating enough food or that they are eating food that is not good for them, we can build a care plan with your family that includes only those services they need to maintain their independence.
What is important to keep in mind is that our caregivers can either perform meal prep activities on their own or assist your loved one. If your loved one is able to participate in the process, we will encourage them to do so, as any type of activity brings numerous physical and mental benefits to seniors. With the support of our care providers, your loved one can eat top-quality meals and improve their health along the way.
If your parent has to follow a special diet, our home care providers will prepare meals in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines provided by medical professionals or dietitians.
We also provide assistance with grocery shopping, either providing transportation to and from the store or doing the shopping for your loved one. Our caregivers can use any coupons for shopping as well, thus helping your loved one save some money. Finally, our services include feeding assistance for older adults who have difficulties feeding themselves as well as fluid reminders to ensure seniors are well hydrated at all times.
Contact our Scotts Valley, CA office today to discover more about our meal planning and preparation services. We are happy to help!