One way that home care companions help to create a better quality of life for seniors is to assist with meal planning. Seniors are often overwhelmed with how to manage medically recommended diet changes and their budget. Home care companions can help create a grocery list, shop according to a senior’s budget and accompany a senior to the grocery store.
Home care companions learn the dietary requirements of the seniors they work with and make it a priority to create meal plans with nutrition in mind. Oftentimes, doctors recommend diet changes to seniors with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. For some seniors, these changes can be difficult. Home care companions can help seniors understand their new diet by taking trips to the library to check out informational books or taking seniors to classes at a local senior center. They can pick out recipes together and create a grocery list.
Many seniors are on a fixed income and need to be conscious of how their money is spent. For some, groceries are their biggest weekly expense. Home care companions can help seniors clip coupons and scour store flyers to find the best deals on the food they want. Together, they can prepare a meal plan that incorporates healthy items that the senior can buy at a discounted price.
Grocery shopping can be difficult for seniors. Some seniors have trouble bending to reach items on the bottom shelf or stretching to reach something on the top. Many items are heavy and seniors have to strain to lift them. Home care companions can join seniors at the grocery store to make the trip easier. They can load and unload the cart. If seniors have trouble managing a grocery list, a home care companion is there to help. From getting out of the car to loading the groceries in, home care companions can cover all of the bases.
Home care companions assist seniors in many ways. A popular use of a home care companion is for meal planning and grocery shopping. Their job is to help seniors live the highest quality of life possible.
Care Connection provides home care in Bath, MI. For more information about our home care services, please call us today at (517) 489-2489.