Senior in Home Care Feeding & Diet Solutions from Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville
Award winning senior in home care plans
Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville, FL, proudly offer home care solutions for the senior folks of this fine city. Thanks to our first-class senior in home care programs, many elderly people can now age at home and maintain their independence. Although the state has some excellent assisted living facilities (ALF), there's no place quite like home. Senior home care wasn’t always on the table as a viable choice, at least not in a lot of cases, but it is today.
We're a senior home care provider that delivers outstanding general caregiving solutions. And we also help the needier, less able seniors, with home care of a more personal nature, which includes:
- Bathing, grooming and hygiene
- senior in home care for mobility help
- Transferring and positioning
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Meal prep, feeding and special diet
Senior in Home Care Plans For Feeding & Special Diet
Food fuels both the body and mind at any age. And bodily changes occur as a direct result of the aging process. This not only happens at the physical level, but with needs too. The dietetic demands of a senior's body differ from that of younger people, even middle-aged. An elderly body processes food in a different way, and this in turn has an effect on dietary needs. Appetites change as well.
The three most notable changes include:
- Metabolism slows down
- Digestive system changes: becomes harder for the body to absorb important nutrients
- Reduced appetite: often made worse with certain medicines
Feeding & Special Diet Matters
Seniors often fall short with their nutritional needs and healthy eating habits. Some folks just can't be bothered, some forget, and others find it difficult to feed themselves. But eating well on a regular basis is essential for maintaining health, strength, and brain function. Malnutrition in the over-65s is an all-too common problem. It's why we provide senior in home care nutritional plans. These offer effective and compassionate feeding and special diet programs for those who need help.
We make sure that Jacksonville seniors living at home under our care meet their regular nutritional needs. Through us they adhere to a healthy diet at all times. Not only do well-nourished seniors look, feel, and perform much better, but they're less prone to illness and infections too. A regular healthy diet can prevent or help to manage certain health problems. This includes health issues like heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes to name a few. More generally, regular, healthy eating gives a senior a lot more oomph, and that alone is huge.
If you or a loved one needs—or may soon need help with feeding or advanced meal planning—please contact us. We can arrange a free consultation in-home care diet & nutritional solutions to discuss your options. You can reach us at Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville, FL - (904) 337-6039.