Senior Care Issues in Mercer, PA: Not Eating Healthy? Consider Preparing Light Meals that Can Be Frozen and Reheated

When it comes to keeping seniors happy and healthy, nutrition is one of the most important considerations. Maintaining a senior’s balanced nutrition not only keeps their body functioning properly, but can also help in addressing certain medical conditions that they may be dealing with. This means that paying attention to how your aging parents are eating will make a major difference and how they feel and their quality of life. This can be a massive undertaking, however. If you aren’t available to care for them at all times, you may not be able to really get a good picture of how they are eating. This is why home care can be such a valuable asset to you.

Home care companions know how much you love your parents. That is not the issue. The issue is that you have your own life, and your own responsibilities. You want to make sure that your parents get the absolute best care that they possibly can, but you also need to take care of yourself. You are much likely to ensure that your parents are cared for properly if you have a home care companion spend time with them on a regular basis.

One of the best services that a home care companion can offer to seniors is nutritional support. They are able to help with meal preparation to ensure that your senior’s diet is well-balanced and will encourage their health and vitality. Consider asking your home care companion to prepare large amounts of the lights and well-balanced meals that your aging parents enjoy the most and put them in the freezer and individual servings. This will allow your senior to reheat these meals when he is on his own, or make it easier for you or your home care companion to quickly provide a delicious and healthy meal.

A senior may not be able to cook for himself the way that he used to. This doesn’t mean, however, that he doesn’t still enjoy the same types of food or having the independence of preparing his own meal or snack whenever he is hungry. By having light and healthy versions of his favorite foods prepared and frozen, you can give your aging parent the opportunity to choose what he is going to eat and prepare it for himself when he wants it. This encourages independence and a sense of living a productive and self-directed life.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Mercer, PA and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.