Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Greensboro Senior Care: How Can Senior Care Professionals Help with Your Senior's Meal Plan?

By Joanne Pizzuto
Greensboro Senior Care knows that as seniors age, it is important that they have the necessary assistance when it comes to grocery shopping and preparing nutritious meals. Oftentimes, elderly individuals who are unable to drive or to cook become malnourished and sick because they are not getting the vitamins and nutrients they need from a well-rounded diet. But there are ways to assist your loved one in sticking to a healthy diet—even if you cannot be physically present to do so yourself. Professional home care providers, specialists in elder care in Greensboro, can step in and see to it that your senior is well taken care of. The home care professionals at Always Best Care of Alamance, serving Alamance and Guilford Counties, as well as the communities of Burlington, Southern Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, and Roxboro,  can assist with helping your senior maintain a healthy diet with some of these tips:

1.     Going shopping: Many seniors cannot drive themselves to the grocery store. Additionally, bringing bags back home using public transit is extremely difficult for most people, particularly if they purchase more than will fit in one or two shopping bags. A home care professional can drive your loved one to the grocery store and help them bring their bags home.
2.     Navigating the supermarket: Seniors frequently have a difficult time reaching items on upper shelves. Additionally, they may find it tiresome to walk through the store. With the assistance of a home care professional, your elderly loved one can use a motorized scooter or wheelchair and can forgo the hassle of having to reach for the items they need.
3.     Creating a meal plan: If your senior has Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, they may find planning to be difficult. A home care professional can assist your loved one in putting together a healthy menu for the week so that they do not have to worry about what to eat.
4.     Cooking: Lifting heavy pots and pans, measuring out ingredients, and other aspects of the cooking process can prove difficult for elderly individuals. As such, senior care professionals can take over the responsibility of cooking so that your loved one can enjoy nutritious, hot meals every day.

If your elderly loved one needs assistance with creating and sticking to a meal plan, it may be in their best interest for your family to hire a home care provider.

The Home Care professionals at Always Best Care know that taking care of an elderly loved one  is emotionally difficult. But with these tips, you can help your family better understand the illness and get the most out of the time they have with their loved one.

Visit our video page where you can find senior care videos that may help in the decisions you are facing.

Our Resources page may also provide needed information.

We at Always Best Care are attuned to your needs and equipped with the knowledge and experience to  make the transition to elderly care easier on you.  It is not an easy decision to make, so we have put together an E-booklet filled with tips, advice, and general information so that you are well informed.  If you decide to contact us to assist you care for your senior, we will discuss your needs and capabilities so that the change in their life is handled delicately.  Joanne Pizutto, the owner of Always Best Care, awaits your phone call or email, whether it is today or farther down the road.

Call today (336) 512-6744

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