Home Health Assistance for Seniors in Marietta, GA, and the Surrounding Areas
Comfort Keepers home health assistance offers both nutritional assistance and medication management for seniors in Marietta, GA
It can be tough for seniors to follow their dietary recommendations while getting all of the nutrients they need. Since many seniors have restrictions on their diet, planning these meals can be time-consuming and difficult. That’s where our home health team can help. Leave the care to us so that you can spend more time with your family and friends - and less time worrying.
Medication and Meals
Many seniors take more than one medication - and with each medication comes different instructions. For example, some may need to be taken on an empty stomach while some may need to be taken with food. Plus, these medications can sometimes restrict what kind of food a senior can eat. Between medications and dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities, physical abilities, or other conditions, making a well-rounded meal plan can seem like a daunting task.
If you or a loved one are having trouble keeping it all straight, a home health caregiver could be the solution you are looking for. Caregivers can assist with medication management as well as nutrition and provide a sense of relief that your loved one is well taken care of.
When Eating Enough Becomes Difficult
When a senior lives alone, it can be hard for them to cook all of their meals. When you think about it, cooking takes a lot of energy, and tasks like mixing ingredients, carrying pots and pans, and reaching for the cupboard can become difficult as a person gets older. And chances are, when it gets difficult, someone is more likely to skip meals or replace them with something less healthy. Instead of choosing a healthy, homemade option, a senior may reach for a pre-packaged dinner instead, which has fewer nutrients and is often packed with sodium. Plus, preparing and eating meals alone puts seniors at risk for poor home health along with loneliness and anxiety. When a senior feels cared for or is even able to enjoy a meal with a caregiver, they will feel better mentally.
Eating the right amount and getting enough nutrients is crucial at any age, but it is especially important for seniors. In fact, as we age, our ability to absorb nutrients decreases. That’s why we offer nutrition services for seniors so that they can stay on top of their home health and have the highest quality of life possible.
Getting the Highest Quality Care
We want to make sure that you and your loved one are getting the highest quality of care. That’s why we encourage our caregivers to constantly look into new research regarding senior nutrition and why we consult with expert nutritionists who can help us to make a plan for even the most complicated cases.