With the current worldwide pandemic, making sure that your elderly is getting all the right vitamins and minerals in their meals has become all the more important. This can be hard if you are someone who has a busy work schedule or currently dealing with your own health conditions.
Ease your struggles by letting our caregivers at Optimal HomeCare Services, Inc. help you. Aside from no longer worrying about your senior’s personal care, you will no longer have to worry if your loved one is eating well at home or not.
But investing in home health won’t be enough if you don’t make sure to make nutritious foods readily available. Here are a few suggestions:
- Sodium-free cottage cheese – aside from being easy to chew and swallow, this is also an excellent source of protein and calcium.
- Unsalted nuts – nuts are great for lowering low-density cholesterol levels in the blood. We recommend buying walnuts, pecan, and almonds.
- Low-sodium canned soup – while the homemade soup is ideal, canned soup is a great alternative when you want to whip up something warm and quick for your loved one.
- Canned fruit – canned fruit is a great substitute for fresh fruits if the latter is not readily available. Just be sure to go for canned fruit with little to no syrup or canned with its own juice.
Of course, don’t forget to consult with your loved one’s physicians about their diet before purchasing anything. Once you get a proper meal plan for your loved one, you can leave it to our health services in Illinois to help make sure that the doctor’s recommendations are followed through.