Meal Planning and Preparation for Seniors in Jenkintown, PA

Our companion care services include planning and preparing meals for senior clients in Jenkintown, Abington, Ambler, Philadelphia and surrounding communities in Eastern Montgomery County, PA

You may already be aware of the fact that many older adults are malnourished. This does not necessarily have much to do with whether or not they are over or underweight. The fact is that many older adults eat the wrong things for their age and are therefore not getting all the nourishment their body needs. As part of our companion care program, Visiting Angels has developed a system that ensures your loved one gets the care and nourishment they need, helping them maintain their independence. Arguably, the most important aspect of a proper diet is meal planning and preparation, both of which many older adults struggle with. In our companion care program, your loved one will receive all the assistance necessary to ensure they are eating well and in line with doctors' recommendations.

In Jenkintown and throughout Eastern Montgomery County, our caregivers help prepare healthy meals for older adults. Ensuring your senior parent has access to healthy meals and snacks is the first step to make sure they are not malnourished.

How Important is Healthy Eating for Seniors?

it is no secret that we lose a lot of our strength as we age. This lack of ability will take a toll on our day to day living in unexpected ways. One of the first things to go will be proper nutrition as an older adults is increasingly less able to procure groceries and prepare healthy meals and snacks. Cooking on a daily basis is difficult for most, for seniors, it becomes impossible. At the same time and almost paradoxically so, nutrition is more important than ever for older adults as many chronic conditions require adhering to a strict diet.

Another reason seniors have such a difficult time eating healthy meals is because they simply have trouble eating. They may be suffering from a condition that makes it difficult for them to eat. On the other hand, they may be undergoing treatment for an illness like cancer, the treatment for which can make them nauseous and lack appetite. Furthermore, some seniors take medications that have lack of appetite as a side effect. However, proper companion care can account for all these factors and ensure your loved one is eating well or at least as well as possible.

We can help your loved one maintain healthy eating habits by:

  • Helping them plan meal for the week
  • Assisting with cooking and preparing meals
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Encouraging your loved one to choose meals that are nutritious and delicious
  • Providing feeding assistance
  • And more

To find out more about your loved one's options in Jenkintown, PA, please give us a call today!

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