How Our In-Home Caregivers Assist Seniors in Longmont, CO and Surrounding Areas with Meal Preparation

At Visiting Angels, our in-home caregivers help seniors in Longmont, Boulder, Louisville and surrounding areas in Boulder County, CO with planning and preparing meals

There are so many reasons that seniors become malnourished. Even if you believe your senior loved one is overweight, consider their eating habits. Are they eating meals in line with their doctor's orders? Do they eat enough nutrient-packed foods? Are they eating too much? Are most of their meals heated up or basically junk food? As we get older, things that used to come easily to us become nearly impossible. This is particularly the case if we are dealing with chronic conditions. If this is starting to sound very similar to your loved one's reality, consider how Visiting Angels of Boulder County could help make a difference in their lives.

As a locally-owned agency, we are deeply embedded Boulder County community. We want to make sure our elders are being taken care of and getting everything they need to maintain their independence day in and day out. Nutrition is an important aspect of that, which is why we have made it such a major part of our mission.

How Our In-Home Caregivers Can Promote Healthy Eating Habits for Seniors

As we age, we inevitably need fewer calories. However, even though we may be tempted to eat less, we still need the same amount of nutrients and minerals as everyone else. Few people are aware of what this means for the practical lives of seniors. Basically, to stay healthy and avoid malnutrition, seniors need to eat foods that are rich in nutrients yet low in calories. This includes things like lean meats, whole grains and superfoods. However, few of these foods are regularly available, and seniors who are disabled in some way have a hard time ensuring they have access to healthy, well-prepared foods. This is where in-home caregivers from Visiting Angels of Boulder County come in.

Our senior caregivers can do so much for your loved one's health, including:

  • Grocery shopping – One of our care providers will go grocery shopping for your loved one and ensure they always have fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables in the house.
  • Meal preparation – Our caregivers can prepare meals for your loved one and help with clean-up afterwards. As you can imagine, this can make a huge difference for your senior loved one.
  • Meal planning – Our caregivers can work with your loved one to plan meals for the week and prepare any needed ingredients ahead of time. If your loved one is following a special diet, we can help them pick meals that meet their diet’s criteria.
  • Feeding assistance – If chronic conditions or age-related difficulties make it hard for your loved one to feed themselves, our caregiver can also help your loved one eat their meals.

To find out more about how our in-home caregivers can help your loved one, please call our Longmont, CO office today at 303-828-2664!

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