Home Health: Diet and Nutrition Assistance
Find out how we can help your loved one in Columbia, SC
Family members who are looking to provide help for a senior loved one often seek home health services. There may be a safety concern or the senior simply can’t take care of themselves like they used to. Diet and nutrition can present a huge challenge for some seniors because of age-related illness, certain medications, or other issues that can arise with getting older. For seniors who are unable to plan, shop, cook, and enjoy mealtime like they used to, Comfort Keepers in Columbia, SC, can help.
Common Concerns Regarding Geriatric Diet and Nutrition
- Limited variety in types of food in diet
- Little or no desire for food
- Conflicts from medications (side-effects, counter productivity)
- Hunger and malnutrition
- Allergies to things in diet
- Cognitive concerns due to limited food or lacking nutrients
- Teeth and gum pain
How a Home Health Aide Can Help
Quality home health care is so important to a senior’s wellbeing. With the help of Comfort Keepers, you will know that your loved one is getting the food they need. Our caregivers can support seniors in making healthy eating choices, cook for them so they have healthy meals when they want them, and assist or take over meal planning and shopping duties based on the ability of the elder.
If your loved one wants to shop themselves but can’t drive, our home health aides are happy to provide transportation to the store. We will take into account the needs and preferences of the senior, their family, and their medical team to ensure they are buying and eating the most beneficial foods. Our ultimate goal is to help seniors live healthily and independently.
There is no reason that a senior in Columbia, SC, should go hungry. There are many local resources such as the Meals on Wheels program and food banks. Our care providers can help seniors find and access these resources.
Learn More About Our Nutrition Services
Schedule A Consultation
Make sure that your loved one is getting the nutrients they need to be active and healthy. To find out more about how we can help, or to schedule a free, in-home consultation, call us today at (803) 462-1808 or fill out our online Contact Us form.
Comfort Keepers In Home Care proudly provides senior care services in the following communities of South Carolina:
Blythewood, Cades, Cassatt, Cayce, Columbia, Coward, Dalzell, Darlington, Dentsville, Eastover, Effingham, Elgin, Elliott, Florence, Hartsville, Horatio, Lake City, Lamar, Lexington, Lugoff, Lydia, Lynchburg, Mayesville, Olanta, Pinewood, Rembert, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, Timmonsville, Turbeville, Washington, and Wedgefield