Senior Home Care For Elders With Dietary & Nutritional Needs In San Diego, CA
Learn how senior home care can help your loved one maintain a healthy diet while living independently in San Diego, CA
Comfort Keepers offers a wide-range of senior home care plans and supports that can be custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of your loved one.
Some of the more common homemaking supports include light housekeeping, laundry, organization, and local transportation. Personal care services range from bathing and grooming to oral hygiene, toileting, and incontinence support. Caregivers also help with medication management, transferring and positioning, and companion care.
One of the areas that is often overlooked when it comes to senior home care is diet and nutrition. This is unfortunate since senior malnutrition is a growing concern in seniors over 65. One of the reasons people often forget about diet and nutrition is that there senior loved one does not appear to be losing weight or starving. Yet, there is a big difference between eating and eating nutritiously.
Seniors require fewer calories but just as many, if not more, vitamins and minerals. This means that the foods they eat need to pack more nutrition into fewer bites. Sadly, many seniors suffer from conditions that limit their ability to cook and prepare meals that meet these health conditions. Instead, they choose easier to prepare, pre-packaged meals, snack foods, delivery, or simply eat out. This is one of the main reasons Comfort Keepers provides outstanding diet and nutrition support.
With Comfort Keepers, caregivers can work with your senior loved one to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy and nutritious meals. They can even work with their doctor or dietician. With caregiver support, seniors can get their diet back on track and be assured of the nutrition they need to remain physically and mentally strong.
Sometimes, seniors don't bother to eat healthy because they are lonely. Comfort Keepers also offers companion care support. Bringing the social aspect of dining back into a senior’s life can make a tremendous difference in their diet as well as their overall quality of life.
For more information about senior diet and nutrition or the many ways Comfort Keepers in home care services can help your senior loved one maximize the quality of their elder years, contact a senior home care coordinator today.