A Caregiver from Comfort Keepers Offers Diet & Nutrition Guidance for Seniors in Charlotte, NC
Learn how a caregiver can help your loved one in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas, improve their health
Diet and nutrition are important aspects of health at any age. However, many seniors struggle to maintain a healthy diet or make immediate nutritional changes that are mandated by particular medications, diseases other diagnoses. In a situation where dietary and nutritional changes are life-or-death, an in home caregiver can help. Our expert senior care aides understand that nutritional and lifestyle changes are difficult for many seniors to implement and have amassed a variety of ways to keep our clients on track and healthy in the long term.
When you begin working with our agency, your care aide will work with your loved one, his or her doctor, dietician and other health experts to devise a list of healthy foods that should be incorporated into the client’s diet, foods that should be avoided or limited and foods that are strictly off limits. These will comprise the bulk of the client’s shopping list going forward.
Sometimes simply going to the grocery store and finding new and healthy options can be daunting to many seniors. Our expert care aides will help your loved one navigate the grocery aisles to find what he or she may want or need and make sure he or she complies with the list of healthy do’s and don’ts. If your loved ones are unable to shop for themselves, their caregiver will be able to go on their behalf.
Once a client’s cupboards and refrigerator are adequately stocked with healthy foods and off-limit items are removed from the home, our home care aides can then work with him or her to find healthy new recipes to try as well as develop substitutions to make old favorites healthier. Care providers will keep track of what works, what doesn’t and what needs to be improved upon to make sure your loved one enjoys his or her food and eats the proper amount. A care provider can also help your loved one prepare these foods so that they do not have to do the bulk of the cooking themselves. We can also help your loved one store food in individual serving sizes so that even when a caregiver is not present, clients have adequate healthy options with correct portion sizes.