Maintaining a healthy diet is important for individuals of all ages — especially for senior adults. Unfortunately, healthy eating is often associated with bland and unappetizing food. At Home Care Assistance of Columbus, we promote total health for our senior clients through physical exercise and nutritious meal preparation. Our highly trained and experienced caregivers assist seniors and help prepare balanced meals according to dietary preferences. The following are some of the ways Home Care Assistance caregivers ensure proper nutrition in daily meals.
For breakfast, adding blueberries to cereal or yogurt is ideal for seniors who have a sweet tooth. In addition to their great taste, blueberries are rich in antioxidants which have been proven to combat a variety of age-related diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Blueberries are also known to enhance digestive health and vision.
For lunch, incorporate bell peppers. From salads to pastas, bell peppers can be added to both cold and warm dishes. Loaded with more than three times the Vitamin C found in an orange, bell peppers are known to help prevent vision loss and also contain high amounts of vitamins B2, B3, B6 and A. For a sweeter flavor, use red bell peppers.
For dinner, our live-in home caregivers recommend adding a side of spinach. While spinach may not be a favorite, adding a hint of lemon takes away its bitterness and makes it a great pairing for chicken or fish, also healthy meal options. Spinach is also rich in fiber and antioxidants and can help lower the risk of cancer, a heart attack or stroke.
Meal preparation services provided by Home Care Assistance of Columbus are especially helpful for seniors who are unable to prepare meals independently or must follow specific diets recommended by doctors. In addition to cooking meals, our professionally trained caregivers assist with cleaning, bathing, dressing, medication reminders and mobility. Transportation and accompaniment for appointments and errands is also available.
Gain peace of mind knowing your elderly parent or loved one is safe at home and being cared for by an experienced and compassionate caregiver. To schedule a free in-home consultation, contact us today at 614-481-8888, we are here to help.