Dietary And Nutritional Assistance From Comfort Keepers Parkersburg, WV And Marietta, OH
Comfort Keepers Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH can help seniors with diet and nutritional planning.
When thinking about in-home care, most people think about light housekeeping or personal care. While these are certainly essential elements of senior care and support, they are not the only ones. For example, Comfort Keepers Parkersburg, WV, and Marietta, OH provides a number of dietary supports.
Food fuels the body and mind. As we age, changes in the body impact the way the body uses food. As a result, there are also changes in a senior's dietary demands. Many seniors are unaware of these changes and, although they have a full belly, their body is not receiving the energy it needs, the proper vitamins and minerals, etc. On the other side, seniors may be consuming too much of other items such as salt, fat, or simply calories. This often results in medical issues such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and so forth.
Senior may understand their nutritional needs but have trouble preparing healthy meals. Chronic pain, mobility issues, cognitive challenges, and many other age-related issues can make planning, shopping, and cooking healthy meals tremendously difficult. The alternatives are often less than healthy meal choices.
Sometimes, seniors have reached the stage where they need help eating and drinking. This is especially common in progressive disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS, but many other medical issues and injuries can also be a factor. Comfort Keepers Parkersburg, WV, and Marietta, OH offers effective and compassionate feeding support for those who need help.
Well-nourished seniors look and feel better. They are also less prone to illness, infections, and accidents related to frailty, osteoporosis, and other degenerative disorders. If you or a loved one needs help with feeding, meal planning, meal preparation, or another dietary issue, contact a Comfort Keepers senior care coordinator. They will be happy to answer all your questions and even arrange a free in-home consultation.
At Comfort Keepers, we are proud to provide quality in home assisted living to seniors in:
Outlying areas also served (service delivery fees may apply): Ohio - Stockport, Barlow, Barlett, Beverly, Coal Run, Coolville, Cutler, Fleming, Little Hocking, Long Bottom, Lowell, New Matamoras, Newport, Portland, Reedsville, Reno,Tuppers Plains, Waterford, Watertown and Whipple. West Virginia - Belleville, Belmont, Davisville, Rockport, Sandyville, Saint Mary’s, Sherman and Waverly.