Dietary & Nutritional Home Care Assistance For Seniors In Dayton, OH
Find out how home care assistance helps with senior dietary needs in Dayton, OH
Comfort Keepers offers many in home care supports to help seniors maintain their freedom and independence. In the past, many seniors who required living assistance needed to leave home to find support. Today, home care assistance provides seniors with the option of aging at home.
Common home care assistance includes light housekeeping and laundry, transferring and positioning, hygiene support, and local transportation. Personal care options include bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and incontinence care.
In addition to these standard services, Comfort Keepers also addresses a key component to safely aging in place: diet. Malnutrition in seniors over 65 is a common problem. Therefore, Comfort Keepers provides custom-tailored nutritional plans that offer effective and compassionate support designed to meet a senior’s unique needs.
Food is fuel for the body. When the fuel is good, the body and mind function properly. If the fuel level is low or the fuel is poor quality, the body and mind do not work as well. Following this metaphor, older engines require a bit more TLC and a senior's body does as well. As we age, the body does not absorb nutrients as efficiently as it once did which may lead to deficiencies in key vitamins and minerals. Seniors may also require more fiber to move things along, and their bodies may store more calories as fat since their metabolism has slowed down.
In addition to physical changes in dietary needs, seniors may also face other hardships, such as chronic pain and reduced mobility. These can make it hard to shop, prepare, and clean up after meals. Other seniors may be unable to feed themselves at all.
Comfort Keepers provides a wide range of services and supports for seniors who need help planning, preparing, and consuming a nutritious diet. From transportation assistance, help shopping, and meal preparation to dietary support and feeding assistance, Comfort Keepers caregivers provide compassionate and effective care when and how it is needed.
When your senior loved one is well-nourished, they are less likely to become ill. They also look and feel better. For more information about Comfort Keepers home care assistance and our nutritional solutions or to arrange a free in-home consultation, give Comfort Keepers a call today.