It is difficult for all of us to consume a healthy and nutritious diet, and for seniors, the task is even more trying. As we age, common tasks like going to the grocery store, preparing meals, and cleaning the kitchen can become challenging – and dangerous. Serenity Home Care, based in Beaverton, Oregon, offers affordable in-home care services throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. Below, we explain how to ensure proper senior nutrition and safety and how Serenity Home Care can assist.
Tips to Ensure a Healthy Diet and Safety
We all want our elderly loved ones to consume a healthy and nutritious diet. Sometimes, this is easier said than done and often requires hands-on involvement by a family member or personal care professional. Here are a few tips that can help to prevent any accidents or missteps:
Keep a Journal
Help your loved one remember what they ate, what ingredients are on hand, and what medications to take with each meal by starting a journal.
Driving to the store and loading/unloading heavy groceries prevents many senior citizens from shopping. Enable your loved one to get out of the house and stay safe by shopping together.
Prepare Meals in Advance
By preparing meals in advance, your loved one will always have a healthy and nutritious meal conveniently available.
Subscribe to a Delivery Service
Many delivery services cater to the elderly and prevent them from having to worry about grocery shopping or keeping track of the nutritional content of every meal. Instead, healthy, pre-portioned meals will be delivered directly to your loved one’s door.
Add Supplemental Shakes
If your loved one has trouble eating large servings of solid food, a premade nutritional shake can help. Your loved one won’t have to rely solely on solid foods to get the nutrition they need.
Get Your Loved One Moving
By taking your loved one for a walk, water aerobics class, or light resistance training session, you increase their chances of developing a healthy appetite.
Find Assistance with Managing Senior Nutrition
For an elderly person to consume a healthy diet, they must overcome many obstacles that most young, fit people never think about. Luckily, Serenity Home Care is here to lighten the load and can help implement all of the tips outlined above. We assist in a variety of ways, including:
- Nutritional plans
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Medication administration
- And many more.
In addition to our housekeeping and personal care services, we also offer a wide range of comprehensive nursing and medication aid. Whatever your needs, Serenity Home Care has the right team to help improve the lives of you and your family.
Trust Senior Nutrition to Serenity Home Care
Since 2006, Serenity Home Care has been serving seniors and families in the Greater Portland – Beaverton area. We understand that providing proper care for a loved one can be difficult, and we are here to deliver the highest quality care possible. If you are interested in learning more about senior nutrition or setting up a consultation, please contact us today.