Ask an Advisor about Our Home Delivery Meals for Seniors
Please contact our Certified Senior Advisor and our registered dietitian with any questions or concerns regarding senior services, aging-at-home, our elderly meal delivery service or senior nutrition.
My mother does not like healthy food, what can we do?
You are what you eat, and research shows eating well can be the key to staying mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and energetic, with a stronger immune system and a positive outlook. We also know that our loved ones were raised eating white bread and red meat. While working with your mother to develop a healthier eating routine, keep an open mind: healthier consumed food is better than very healthy food rotting in the refrigerator. Some things to consider are:
- Try including healthy fruit and veggies with every meal. Whole fruit is better than juice.
- Try variety and flavor, so they will look forward to mealtime.
- Seniors think healthy food needs production. Make sure your plan is doable and simple to prepare. Consider a fresh meal delivery service, such as Martha’s, if that would be the most accommodating plan.
- Snacking is good. Try and encourage snacking on nuts, cottage cheese, fruit and crackers instead of chips and sweets.
- When selecting pre-made food, make sure it is tasteful and following the important seniors' nutrition guidelines.
I need additional senior home care for my dad. Where do I start?
Searching the internet for different seniorcare resources can be a daunting experience. So many times I think “If I had one wish, I would wish for a site that has every resources available.” Different directories have different companies listed and some resources are simply hidden. Doctor offices are just as confused, and don’t have a good grasp on what is available to help with the day to day senior care solutions.
A good place to start is to check if your workplace has an Employee Assistance Program. Program counselors can point you in the right direction. If you don’t have access to an employee assistance program try the department of aging in your city to find senior support services.
After evaluating the level of need, and your father’s personal preference you will be able to find a combination that fits both your budget and level of need. Remember, there is no one solution, so don’t let anyone force you to sign up for services you don’t feel you need. For better versatility, combine senior home care services with adult day care.