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Assistance with Food Shopping

September 5th, 2012

There are many things that Home Care Aides can do to help with everyday tasks.  For seniors who remain at home, do not drive, or have trouble walking, Home Care Aides can provide valuable assistance with food shopping services.  Before going to the store, they will sit with their clients and plan meals and snacks for the next few days or for the entire week.  They can check to see what foods are on hand and make note of staples, like milk and bread that need to be replenished.  They will put the emphasis on selecting healthy items like fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish and eggs. The purchases made by the Home Care Aides can provide their senior clients with sufficient ingredients to prepare more than one meal and freeze the balance in meal-sized portions.  Not only can Home Care Aides help to purchase the ingredients, they can also prepare it as well.

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