Regularly eating healthy, nutritious meals is a vital aspect of our everyday lives. But, for various reasons, when people age, they might lose interest in food or may be unable to make themselves meals.
For senior citizens with limited mobility, daily meal preparation and grocery shopping can be difficult to handle. If that’s the case, then they may even end up skipping meals entirely.
Some medications, along with a loss of smell or taste, can result in some seniors becoming uninterested in eating. Certain conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, can leave affected senior citizens forgetting to eat.
For seniors living on their own, they can be unmotivated to make meals for just one. When senior citizens forget to make and consume their daily meals, they are likely not getting necessary nutrients.
To meet changing nutritional needs, senior citizens must receive thorough nutrition. At Assisting Hands Home Care – Chicago, we offer meal preparation services through our in-home senior care services in Downers Grove, IL.
By providing such a service, we can guarantee that our clients are fed nutritious meals on a regular basis.
From grocery shopping to feeding help to cleanup, our caregiver will assist with all aspects of the food preparation process.
All meals are prepared with nutritional content in mind. As such, you can feel at ease knowing your loved ones are eating good, healthy meals regularly.
The following activities are included in our healthy meal preparation services:
- Help Planning Meals: We assist in planning healthy, nutritious meals and develop a grocery list that covers the food necessary for such meals. Our caregivers also help your loved ones with grocery shopping.
- Feeding Assistance: Due to mental or physical limitations, certain senior citizens may require help eating. Our caregivers can give such assistance to maintain and improve their food consumption.
- Preparing Meals: Not only will our caregivers prepare meals for your loved ones, but they will also encourage them to help with the preparation process and enjoy the food. After meals, we wash all dishes and clean up the kitchen.
- Food Prep for Every Meal: To prevent malnutrition and other problems, it is imperative that your elderly or disabled family members consume three healthy meals daily. That said, we will make nutritious food for your loved one to have at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If senior citizens and adults with disabilities don’t consume regular meals, then they can become underweight and malnourished, leading to serious health problems.
With our meal preparation services at Assisting Hands Home Care in Downers Grove, IL, we can guarantee your loved ones receive three healthy meals each day, giving them the nutrition they need to be nourished and maintain a healthy weight.