Preparing healthy and nutritional meals is another important service we provide here at Elder Home Care. There are times when elderly and disabled patients are not able to prepare meals themselves or simply lack the strength or desire to eat. With our in home caregivers, you no longer have to worry whether your loved one is receiving the proper meals. Our home caregivers can provide nutritious meals for your loved ones, as well as help them find the strength and desire to eat and keep up their strength. They also encourage them to drink water throughout the day as needed, as hydration is even more important for those that are home-bound.
For some, preparing their own meals may become dangerous. This can happen with elderly individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, it can also be a result of a lack of confidence stemming from a previous bad experience as they may have forgotten to turn off the stove or may have accidentally injured themselves. Our caregivers can prepare the meals for them or simply provide safety supervision.
Some individuals simply do not have the strength or the energy to do their own grocery shopping; our caregivers will do the grocery shopping for them and help keep their fridge full. They can also encourage the individual to go with them for some fresh air and activity. This also ensures that your loved one’s meals are prepared with the finest quality fresh ingredients.
Our caregivers are also able to provide companionship; this encourages your loved one to continue eating their meals. Our in-home meal preparation assistance is a great way to ensure your loved one is eating healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This gives them someone to talk to and shows them that someone cares which can go a long way towards staving off elderly depression.
Contact Elder Home Care for Meal Assistance
At Elder Home Care, our caregivers can provide your loved one with the nutritious nourishment he or she deserves so that you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are under great care. To learn more about this and other in-home caregiver services we offer, contact us today.