At Home Care & Senior Nutritional Help From Our Caregivers
Part of your loved one’s at home care options can include caregivers turning meal time into one that is looked forward to
Today, many less-able seniors in Fargo, ND, get to age with comfort and dignity in their own homes with the help of our caregivers. However, there is a nutritional concern for those who live alone. Mealtimes are important, yet a lot of older adults neglect to eat well. This eventually leads to senior malnutrition, which is a growing problem in North Dakota. At home care can be the solution.
Cooking for one is something that deters many seniors from eating healthy, nutritional meals on a regular basis, but it's not the only issue. There are other challenges, including:
- Medications can curb appetite or make meals less enjoyable
- Mobility issues, including difficulty using hands to prepare and eat food
- Social isolation
- Inability to get out and do a proper shop
- Oral hygiene: to include chewing or swallowing difficulties
Caregivers Help With Meal Time Challenges
Families of aging loved ones may not always know when a parent or relative isn't eating well. Comfort Keepers of Fargo, ND, have special training and can identify any telltale signs of senior malnutrition.
Meals—or more specifically healthy, balanced meals—are essential to quality living. They affect the way a senior feels, the way they function, and the way they think (attitude and outlook).
Part of our tailored at home care caters to the dietary needs of our clients on a regular basis. We're passionate about helping and encouraging seniors to eat well by removing nutritional barriers.
How Comfort Keepers Companionship Care Plans Help
Eating alone can be a hassle at any age, but especially for seniors. It's even more problematic for those who are less agile and find meal preparation, serving up, and washing dishes difficult.
Busy family members can't always be around to help, but our caregivers can. We can make sure senior clients eat properly using some or all of the following methods:
- Comfort Keepers can shop for fresh ingredients as part of a care plan
- Prepare and serve nutritious home cooked meals on a regular basis
- Dine with the client to make the experience more enjoyable and sociable
- Clean up, or help to clean up afterward
Our caregivers are more than just another welcome pair of hands, though they are that too. But they make great companions and often develop quality friendships with those they care for.
The benefits of good social interaction on a regular basis cannot be overrated. It's why Comfort Keepers has its unique Interactive Caregiving™ approach to at home care.
Engaging seniors makes them feel worthy and wanted. It gives them something to look forward to between family visits. And yes, a healthy mind really does contribute to a healthier body.
Our caregivers can propose workable solutions for senior meal times. We can also provide suggestions to improve the nutritional needs of you or someone close to you, but it's not all we do.
Comfort Keepers Wide-Ranging Options
Comfort Keepers of Fargo, ND, have a wide range of senior care programs. We tailor every plan to match the needs of the care recipient and their families.
Our support for seniors living in and around Fargo, North Dakota, is variable and flexible. It includes general help, companionship care, or, more personal, hands-on solutions. It can even include all three.
Contact us today to explore all the caregiving options by Comfort Keepers. We can set up a totally free consultation to discuss at home care plans at your convenience.
You can reach us at (701) 297-2431.