Home Care in Mission Bend, TX Helps with Proper Nutrition for Seniors

Home care is a system of providing trained people to come into the homes of senior citizens to help with a variety of tasks. These home care companions can help with bathing, grooming, cleaning, shopping, transportation and socialization. They can also ensure that seniors are eating properly and getting the nutrition they need to maintain their health.

Importance of Proper Nutrition

Senior citizens often require special attention in their nutritional needs. They may need fewer calories for their slow metabolism. They may also have smaller appetites so getting sufficient nutrition is more difficult. Occasionally, they may forget to eat or may become isolated or depressed and not feel like eating. Other seniors may have specific dietary needs for high blood pressure, heart disease or digestive problems. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and a sufficient amount of protein can aid in the function of aging bodies and minds. Poor nutrition can increase the risk of physical problems and can also lead to less mental acuity.

How Home Care Can Help

Home care companions can help seniors with special dietary needs by ensuring that they are eating the right kind of foods. They can also provide assistance with shopping for healthy foods. They can also take over the cooking chores to ensure that a healthy diet is available to the senior. Home care companions can ensure that seniors are eating the right amounts and the right kinds of foods. They are aware of the medical histories of their charges and can actively encourage good eating habits. They can also provide companionship during mealtimes to make eating more of a social experience.

Home Care Companion Agencies

A good home care agency understands the importance of good nutrition for seniors’ continued good health. They will ask about special nutritional needs and will keep records of these requirements. They will inform the home care companion of special dietary requirements and have a method of recording the senior’s eating habits, as well as a method of reporting problems to the senior’s loved ones and physician. This system of communication and reporting can assist the senior in maintaining a nutritional regimen optimal physical and mental health.

The caregivers at Comfort Keepers are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. Comforting Solutions for In-Home Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable home care in Mission Bend, TX and the surrounding areas. Call (832) 361-4323 for more information.

 

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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