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Meal time can become not only a burden but in some cases hazardous as well. Our caregivers can plan delicious meals, being mindful of nutritional needs and restrictions.
A key component to being able to stay in the home is the ability to maintain a healthy diet. There is a direct correlation between dietary nutrition, weight loss and the onset of more serious health issues. Assistance with meal time can mean many different things and Assurance Home Care can help with meals no matter what the need.
Assurance Home Care professionals understand that not everyone will be able to eat the same things. We understand that your loved one may have dietary restrictions. If your loved one has diabetes, we know that adjusting their diet to healthy foods can improve conditions and lessen symptoms. Diabetics should avoid saturated fats as it can heighten your chances of heart disease and cardiovascular problems. Starchy foods and refined sugars are also categories in which diabetics should limit or restrict their consumption.
Assurance Home Care can also assist your loved one’s meal preparation and planning if they have high cholesterol. If someone has high cholesterol, they should plan their meals by reducing the amounts of saturated fats they consume. Our caregivers can help plan your loved one’s meals by replacing the bad fats with good and healthy fats.
Assurance Home Caregivers can review meals, recipes, and shopping lists to ensure that a complete and healthy diet is maintained. Monitoring of expired foods and food on hand can also be part of the mix. This planning can even include coupon cutting to help minimize household expenses.
Assurance Home Caregivers are also experienced cooks. Preparing delicious, balanced meals is essential to maintaining health and body weight particularly when many seniors tend to lose their appetite or interest in food as they age. Appetite loss and loss of interest in food may also be a side effect of certain medications.
Meal time feeding
In addition to meal planning and meal preparation, meal time feeding may be an additionally needed component of maintaining nutritional health. Physical dexterity and mobility may overtime become factors that lead to lower consumption rates and loss of weight. Maintaining intake of food and fluids and assistance in feeding can be key to maintaining that healthy weight.