Home Care Aides in North Augusta, SC, Aiken, SC, Augusta GA, Evans, GA and the Surrounding Areas
Comfort Keeper’s home care aides offer both dietary assistance and medication management for seniors in North Augusta, SC, and the surrounding areas
As we age, often times our bodies begin to require specific nutrients to remain healthy. Changes in health and in prescribed medications can complicate things even further, and at Comfort Keepers, we understand how difficult this can be to manage. It can be difficult for seniors to follow their dietary recommendations while still receiving 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 care aides can help. Leave the care to us so that your senior loved one can spend less time worrying about meals and more time on the things that bring them joy.
Medication and Meals
Many seniors take more than one medication - and with each medication comes a new list of instructions. For example, some may need to be taken on an empty stomach while some may need to be taken with food. 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 care aide from Comfort Keepers could be the solution you are looking for. Home care aides can assist with medication management as well as nutrition and provide a sense of relief that your loved one is remaining vigilant about their health and well-being.
Cooking Healthy Meals Can Become Difficult
When a senior lives alone, it can be difficult to cook a healthy home-cooked meal. Cooking requires 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, a person 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 mental health along with loneliness and anxiety. When a senior has a companion to share meals with, they will feel better mentally as well.
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.
Access to Experts
We want to be sure that your loved one is receiving the highest quality of care. That’s why we encourage our home care aides to constantly look into new research regarding senior nutrition and why we consult with expert nutritionists who can assist in a care plan, even for the most complicated cases.