Meal Preparation Services from Visiting Angels Helps Local Seniors
How a Professional Caregiver from Visiting Angels Anderson Can Help Your Parent with Meal Planning and Preparation
An early sign of declining independence for seniors is malnourishment. When a senior lacks a proper diet, it is typically caused by multiple factors such as limited to chronic or progressive medical conditions, mobility difficulties, medication side effects, problems with chewing, and loss of appetite. There is also the flip side-- when seniors are eating less than needed for optimal functioning or eating the wrong foods can result in a gradual decline of health, worsening of existing conditions, and reduced overall well-being. These are the reasons that we express to families to show how important it is for older adults to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
If you are concerned about a loved one's eating habits, Visiting Angels of Anderson is here to help put your worries at ease. We take the time to create a personalized in-home care plan that is developed around each client's actual needs, such as meal preparation; we also find a compatible caregiver that will help them with other activities of daily living.
How Caregivers Assist with Planning and Preparing Meals
We offer meal preparation & planning services that include assistance with developing weekly or monthly menus, grocery shopping, preparing the ingredients for the actual cooking, washing the dishes, and cleaning the kitchen.
If you have a loved one who is not capable of cooking for themselves or doesn't wish to do meal preparation on their own, our care agency can be there to offer a warm meal for them. They can also be available if your loved one needs help with a new recipe but cannot do it alone.
A highly trained Visiting Angels caregiver can also help clients if they are on a special diet. Caregivers are there to assist seniors needing to reduce or limit their sodium intake, eat a special diet to keep their diabetes under control or follow any other dietary regimen, from low-calorie to vegetarian.
We encourage our clients to go to local stores or markets with a caregiver rather than going alone-- this allows seniors to get out of the house, get fresh air, and move their bodies. We are aware that not all of our clients will be able to do this, so our home care providers can also go grocery shopping alone, buy the groceries their client needs, and deliver them to their home.
When clients cannot feed themselves, our Visiting Angels caregivers can offer feeding assistance. Our meal preparation services also include fluid intake reminders-- we ensure our clients stay fed and hydrated.
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To learn more about our quality home health care services, please get in touch with our Anderson, IN office today! We are happy to be of assistance!
Serving Pendleton, Muncie, Anderson, Greenfield, McCordsville, Fortville, IN and Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels EAST CENTRAL, INDIANA110 E Hartman Rd
Anderson, IN 46012