Elderly Home Care Helps With Meal Preparation In Greater Hartford, CT
Find out how elderly home care can help seniors in Greater Hartford, CT prepare healthy and tasty meals
Senior malnutrition is far too common in America. That is not to say that seniors are starving, although there are plenty of seniors who do not have enough to eat. In the United States, malnutrition often goes beyond the amount of food a senior consumes and includes the quality and nutritional value of the meals that are eaten. In short, many seniors may have full bellies, but their nutritional needs are not being met.
There are many reasons that seniors may not be eating nutritious meals. Some of the most common reasons include chronic pain, mobility challenges, cognitive impairment, vision loss, and progressive medical disorders such as Parkinson's or ALS. When seniors face difficulty preparing meals because lifting, bending, carrying, stirring, etc. have become too painful or are not physically possible, they tend to seek quick, easy meals that may compromise nutrition for convenience.
Most seniors already face physical changes in their bodies that make a quality diet important. For example, a senior's metabolism slows down, the body does not absorb nutrients as efficiently as it once did, and appetite is often impacted by a loss of taste buds, compromised smell, and medication side effects. This makes the food that they do eat even more important than it was in their younger years.
Comfort Keepers elderly home care can help seniors maintain a nutritious and tasty diet. In addition to coordinating with dietitians and nutritionists, caregivers can help plan, shop for, and prepare quality meals. Elderly home care providers can also clean up afterward and provide emotional and social support by sharing meals and providing companionship.
A quality diet not only helps seniors look and feel better, but it can greatly reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
For more information about diet and nutrition or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers’ elderly home care can maximize a senior's freedom, safety, and independence, contact a care coordinator today.
Comfort Keepers of Greater Hartford provides in home care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Connecticut:
Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, North Canton, Collinsville, East Granby, Granby, West Granby, Poquonock, Simsbury, West Simsbury, Tariffville, Weatogue, Simsbury, Windsor, South Windsor, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford, Capital District, West End, Blue Hills, Bishops Corner, West Hartford Center, Blueback Square, Elmwood, Glastonbury, East Glastonbury, Manchester, Vernon Rockville, Colchester, Cromwell, East Hampton, Marlborough, Portland, Farmington, Newington, West of Mountain Road, Wethersfield