October 9th, 2014
Some seniors face challenges when it comes to meal time. Home care aides can assist them by purchasing appropriate products, preparing tasty meals, and providing company to them while they are eating. When shopping for seniors who may have problems with managing hard foods, aides can select items like juices, creamed and mashed vegetables, puddings, soups and ground meats. They can make certain the seniors have the appropriate foods to create a well balanced diet and ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need. They don’t have to worry about doing the shopping because the aide can do that as well. Sometimes they may want to accompany them out to the store, which is perfectly fine. At meal times, aides can prepare simple meals for the seniors and offer them company while they eat.
It’s hard enough to shop and cook for your immediate family. Add in the special dietary needs of your aging loved one and food preparation quickly becomes a full time job. Our caregivers will take over all of the daily tasks that can be wearing, including meal planning and food shopping.