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How a Professional In-Home Care Provider Can Help Your Loved One with Meal Planning and Preparation

Our in-home care providers help seniors in Wheat Ridge, CO with meal planning, meal preparation, feeding assistance, grocery shopping and more

One of the first signs that older adults may be struggling with maintaining their independence is the inability to properly feed themselves. While some find it difficult to cook healthy meals on their own, others may have problems with their appetite or chewing caused by chronic conditions, side effects from taking multiple medications, or some other issues. Eating as healthy as possible is extremely important in senior years as a well-balanced diet can often play a major role in our overall health and quality of life.

For this reason, family caregivers need to make sure their senior loved ones are eating properly. If you are not in the position to be around for your loved one all the time, Visiting Angels has a solution. Our experienced in-home care providers can make sure your mom or dad continues living comfortably at home while maintaining a healthy diet.

Meal Planning and Preparation Based on Your Loved One’s Needs

At Visiting Angels, we take great pride in providing personalized in-home senior care services and helping older adults across the nation boost their independence and quality of life at home.

We offer specialized care plans geared toward healthy meal planning and meal preparation. Our trained caregiver can help your loved one every step of the way – from shopping for fresh produce and preparing their favorite dish to providing company during the meals and cleaning the kitchen afterward.  

When you choose to work with us, first we’ll sit down with you and your loved one to outline a care plan and establish a weekly or monthly menu based on Mom or Dad’s health, wishes, and preferences.

It is nothing unusual if your loved one is having trouble with preparing their own meals. In fact, many older adults have problems with cooking and maintaining their kitchen as they used to. Certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease can even make food preparation unsafe. A dedicated in-home care provider can prepare healthy, well-balanced meals for your Mom or Dad in accordance with their tastes and dietary needs.

In case your loved one has to adhere to a special diet, we can help with that too. Our caregiver can make sure your Mom or Dad eats a low-sodium diet, adjust their meals to manage their diabetes, or follows any other dietary recommendations from their medical team.

In addition to meal preparation, a professional in-home care provider can go grocery shopping in your loved one’s stead or accompany them to the store. For those who are incapacitated to feed themselves, we can provide feeding assistance and make sure they’re getting enough fluids as well.  

Get in touch with our Wheat Ridge, CO office today and learn more about how our in-home care provider can help your loved one with meal planning and preparation. Our friendly team members are available 24/7 to answer all your questions and schedule your free in-home consultation. Visiting Angels is happy to help!

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.