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Private Home Care Services Support Meal Planning For Mom and Dad

Statistics show that the elderly are not eating properly. However, the typical older adult is not eating a balanced nutritional diet. Many families are choosing not to eat properly in order to stretch their food budget, and others seem to be unaware or unconcerned. Where mom or dad may choose to eat a jelly donut for breakfast, private home care providers may prepare oatmeal and toast. Caregivers provide solutions for your loved ones to support their lifestyle in a well-managed system.

Having private home care support your mom or dad with meal planning may begin with grocery shopping. Your parent may be able to prepare their meal but may find grocery shopping difficult or an added chore that is too difficult to do. Your mother or father can sit down with their home care services representative, plan their meals for the week, and create a grocery list.

However, for others, care providers may provide meal prep for your loved ones, such as healthy aging meals that include foods that your mother or father normally would like. Meal prep is made easy but attractive to encourage your parent to eat nutritionally. Often meals reflect some of the family favorites that your parent has enjoyed their entire life.

Each meal is designed to support mom and dad’s health (or non-medical) issues. The private home care aid will familiarize themselves with your parent’s needs, likes and dislikes, the goal at hand is to please your mother or father with minimal disruption. Meal planning and prepping are possible to stay within budget; your loved one does not have to skip a meal to save money.

If you are concerned about your loved one eating properly, call Visiting Angels.  Visiting Angels of Nashua provides in home care to Merrimack, Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, Windham, Amherst, Milford, Hollis, Brookline, and Mont Vernon, and other cities surrounding Nashua, New Hampshire.

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.