Nutrition for seniors is extremely important, but studies have shown that seniors, especially those who live alone, don’t receive optimal nutritional requirements.
Such studies have determined that only 17% of older adult populations in the United States consume a quality diet, and that 30% of homebound seniors skip at least one meal daily, and many subsist on less than 1,000 calories a day. As a result, nearly 20% of the elderly population in the US is malnourished.
A number of factors contribute to this lack of dietary wellness in our seniors, including but not limited to:
- Reduced sensitivity to smell and taste
- Medication side effects
- Poor dental health
- Limited finances
- Inability to shop for groceries and prepare food
- Forgetfulness caused by dementia
OptimumCare Home Care Services provide meal preparation services, ensuring that you or a loved one has access to nutritionally sound food on a daily basis. Our professional caregivers are experienced in working with all medical conditions including cardiac, diabetic, or low-fat dietary specifications, as well as those under special instructions by their doctors.
Whether you’re dealing with osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer or high blood pressure, it’s important to maintain a good diet to maintain optimal energy to get through the day. Our caregivers can prepare meals for the entire day, considering dietary restrictions and guidelines provided by doctors and nutritionists. We assist with meal planning, including organizing coupons, recipes, and shopping.
Meal preparation services also include monitoring eating habits and patterns as well as food and liquid intake. Unbalanced diets, lack of appetite and a prevalence of processed foods are common in most senior households. Our caregivers focus on improving the number of well balanced and nutritious, tasty meals for you or a loved one.
When planning and assisting meals for our clients, we pay attention to food preferences, while at the same time following doctor’s orders. Our meal preparation services don’t stop with the preparation of meals, but include serving, eating assistance, and clean up.
Our staff is able to cater and provide tailored services to meet individualized needs. We understand that nutrition is extremely important, and work with you and your family to ensure that you or a loved one is maintaining adequate nutritional intake for optimal healing, brain function, and physical strength.
Call OptimumCare Home Care Services today and ask us about our meal preparation services. Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for our seniors. We want to make sure that you and your loved ones are getting what you need every day. Send us a message for home health care services in Woodbridge and McLean VA.