Home Care Specialists Incorporate Feeding and Dietary Assistance in Pasadena, CA
Comfort Keepers provides home care specialists that focus on diet and nutritional health for seniors in Pasadena, CA and the surrounding areas
As we age, it can become more and more challenging to feed ourselves. Between picking up ingredients, cooking, and actually eating, it can require a significant amount of time and energy. And for seniors who may not have as much energy as they used to, mealtime can begin to feel like a chore. Add on top of that any food restrictions due to health conditions or medications and it can feel like a lot of work to eat well.
At Comfort Keepers of Pasadena, CA, we know how important proper nutrition is for seniors. As we age, it’s harder for our bodies to absorb nutrients, so it’s even more important for older adults to stay on top of their nutrition. If you’ve noticed that your loved one is lacking energy - and you’ve noticed that their eating habits aren’t as good as they used to be – it may be time to consider bringing in a home care specialist.
Getting Past Barriers
Think about the steps it takes to put together a nutritious meal. For example, a senior may not have the ability to drive to the store to pick up ingredients. Or if they do, it may be a challenge to carry groceries into their home. In addition, preparing ingredients and cooking takes a lot of repetitive movement and even strength, which some seniors may not have. These physical limitations can make it difficult to put together a complete meal. At Comfort Keepers, our home care specialists can gather ingredients, plan meals, cook them, and serve them to your loved one. Our caregivers are highly qualified and are able to consult with expert nutritionists to create personalized meal plans for any case.
Some seniors may have trouble chewing or feeding themselves. Our home care specialists can create easy-to-eat meals with soft foods that are easy on the mouth. And if your loved one needs assistance eating, our caregivers can help them out. Many seniors feel frustrated, embarrassed, and vulnerable when they are unable to feed themselves. Our caregivers aim to make your loved one feel as comfortable as possible. Our goal is for your loved one to start enjoying meals again.
Mealtime is a great time to get together with family and friends. At Comfort Keepers, we encourage your loved one to spend time with their friends and family, whether it be inviting them over for a meal or going out for brunch. Our home care specialists often enjoy sharing a meal with the seniors they work with as well. We also encourage your loved one to play an active part in their health, so if they want to help out with meals, we are more than happy to let them.
Ready to work with one of our expert home care specialists? Comfort Keepers of Pasadena, CA and the surrounding areas can be contacted online or reached by phone at (626) 321-9766. We have staff members ready to take your call 24/7!