Comfort Keepers Companion Care Services Includes Meal Preparation Assistance
A friendly caregiver provides conversation and companion care over mealtime
Seniors overwhelmingly report wanting to stay at home as they age. Being able to make that decision can make all the difference in your loved one's life. Independence is fiercely valued in our society and moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility could mean letting go of it for your loved one. However, with our in home companion care, your loved one can get help with anything they need around the house, helping them live comfortably in their own home for a long time.
One of the major aspects of companion care is meal preparation. Many seniors struggle with preparing meals which can lead to them becoming malnourished because they are either not eating enough or eating food that is not nutrient rich.
The reasons behind why so many seniors struggle with meal preparation are numerous. Some face mobility issues resulting from chronic conditions such as arthritis, while others may be having trouble staying on track with meal times because their memory is not what it used to be. However, with companion care, you can rest easy knowing they are taking in the nutrition they need to stay happy and healthy for a long time.
Through our Interactive Caregiving brand of care, our professional staff will work with your loved one to help keep them as engaged as possible. This means that although our caregivers will be caring for your senior loved one, caregivers will also look for ways to include them in their own care.
When it comes to meal preparation, this means involving your loved one in the process as much as possible. Of course, some people will be able to participate more or less than others, but that does not really matter. What matters is that your loved one feels like they still have obligations and a purpose. This will help improve their self-esteem and outlook.
Our caregivers can wholly prepare meals for your loved one and go to the grocery store, or they can help with the process. For example, a caregiver can do all the labor-intensive work like chopping up vegetables and other ingredients and cleaning up while your loved one focuses on the actual cooking only.
Companion care does not stop at meal preparation and can be integrated into any of our care service plans. To find out how your loved one can benefit from our companion care program, please call our office in Reno, NV, today! We look forward to helping you find the best care solution possible.