Ensuring a proper diet can help seniors to stay mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy while keeping a positive attitude and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Seniors may not know how to cook or may not be motivated to cook. Physical limitations related to age may also make the practical preparation of meals challenging.
Meal planning is arranged with the client or family member to assure the foods that are prepared are to the clients liking. The caregiver will be informed or any food allergy, special diet, religious restrictions, swallowing problems prior to the first day of care. Meal planning may also involve preparing a grocery list and going to the store to purchase the food.