Senior Home Care by Angels' elder care services includes meal planning and preparation in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, ON, and the surrounding areas.
Malnutrition is common among senior citizens, even among overweight people. Some seniors eat insufficiently, while others consume the wrong meals. The most concerning element is that malnutrition can frequently cause or exacerbate chronic ailments which many older adults face daily. Our companion care services and home care specialists at Senior Home Care by Angels Hamilton include meal planning and preparation.
Our goal at Senior Home Care by Angels Hamilton is to help seniors enjoy active, happy, and fulfilled lives in their golden years. We have assisted many older people in living high-quality lives and maintaining their independence through our tailored, one-on-one home care services.
Why Is Eating Healthy So Difficult for Seniors?
Strength or mobility loss
As people get older, they often lose strength and become weaker. Many senior people who struggle to move around or are unable to drive no longer have the choice of spending much time in the kitchen, going grocery shopping, or visiting the farmer’s market.
Freezer dinners and the "convenience" of fast food
Many seniors rely on frozen dinners or fast-food restaurants for quick, inexpensive meals because they don't have easy access to a grocery store. On the other hand, these processed foods are often heavy in salt and other artificial preservatives, and they lack the nutrients your loved one needs.
Loss of appetite can be caused by medications or sadness.
Some older adults do not eat. A pharmacological side effect or mental health difficulties such as loneliness or melancholy could cause a loss of appetite. Cooking for one person, or even a few, can be a hassle, so your senior loved one may decide to skip meals entirely.
The good news is that the home care experts at Senior Home Care by Angels Hamilton are here to help. Our companion care specialists will select high-quality items and prepare nutritious meals that your parents would enjoy.
What is included in Senior Home Care by Angels Hamilton's meal planning for seniors?
We can assist you if you have concerns about a loved one skipping meals or eating poorly. If you use our meal planning and preparation services, your loved ones will eat nutritious meals that are important for their overall health.
Meal preparation can include the following items:
- Home care professionals can accompany your loved one to the store or go along with a shopping list.
- Snacks and meals such as precut vegetables, sandwiches, and other favorites
- Assisting with kitchen organizing helps keep your loved one's dishes, utensils, and pantry products at a safe height.
- Dishwashing and putting away leftovers
- Getting rid of the trash
Please contact our Hamilton, ON office with any questions or concerns about our meal planning and preparation services, and we will gladly respond.
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