Malnutrition is one of the biggest health issues that seniors face, especially those who live alone. As their metabolic processes slow down, they tend to eat less and not get enough of the nutrients they need.
As a provider of home care services in Philadelphia, we consider meal prepping for our senior patients important. Here are some tips:
- Always have food ready to go.
It’s easy to put off cooking if it’s too much work to do solo. Make meals ahead, ready to eat.
- Create more nutritious meals.
Seniors who don’t like cooking may just snack on some crackers instead. Make sure their meals are balanced and contain the nutrients they need.
- Have better portion sizes.
Adjust the serving sizes to suit your loved one’s preferences and needs
- Transform cooking into a social activity.
If you’re doing this by yourself instead of having a home care agency, you can still have fun shopping and cooking together with your senior loved one to make it more enjoyable
If this seems too daunting and time-consuming for you, you may benefit from home care in Philadelphia. We at Home Care of Philadelphia can care for your senior loved one and their personal needs.
We provide various services such as in-home caregivers, light housekeeping, long term care, and others.