Making sure that our clients eat nutritious meals prepared in accordance with their dietary needs and personal preferences is a priority for us. Our caregivers understand the connection between proper nutrition and health, and recognize that eating the right foods can help their clients stay energetic, healthy, and look and feel better. Our caregivers will help you or your loved one plan menus, make a shopping list, shop and prepare meals, and even provide company and good conversation during mealtime. Find out more about setting up quality assistance with meal planning and preparation with Family Resource Home Care.
As people age, they often lose interest in food. Research has shown that our taste buds change as we get older. When food no longer tastes as good as it once did, people are less inclined to eat. Certain medical conditions or medications can also have a negative impact on taste, smell, and ultimately a senior’s appetite. Sometimes a condition can make it difficult for an older adult to chew and/or swallow. If the senior adult has Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, eating can go from being a familiar, comfortable experience to one that is confusing and stressful. If the older adult lives alone, mealtimes may be lonely.
For aging seniors with physical or mental impairments, difficulties with any aspect of planning, shopping or meal preparation can become an obstacle to good nutrition. Finally, older people sometimes stop cooking and eating healthy meals simply because it is too much trouble to go through for only one or two people. When this happens, the elderly individual can end up eating a lot of frozen or packaged foods which are not the healthiest choices.
At Family Resource, we start by listening.
Every client is different and has his or her own unique likes, dislikes, and needs. We learn all we can about the senior from their health history to current lifestyle, interests, and concerns. We will work with the senior to determine what kind of meals they wish to eat and how much they want to be part of the planning and preparation. We’ll also talk to family members to learn more and build a complete understanding of the client. Once we have a thorough understanding of the needs and personality of the client, we carefully select a caregiver from our pool of screened, qualified individuals who have been given thorough background checks, provided required references, and been through an in-depth interview. We only work with caregivers who are genuinely nice and care about their clients.
Every Family Resource caregiver is trained and has their own insured vehicle making shopping and errands simple. However, if you or your loved one prefers that the caregiver drive your car, that can also be arranged.
The team at Family Resource Home Care is committed to providing the best quality care and services to keep seniors healthy, safe, active, and independent. Our services are customized to the needs and desires of each client and are designed to achieve the quality of life they seek. Our caregivers are experienced, highly qualified, and offer attentive and caring help as needed.