As a family caregiver, you know how important it is for your aging parent to eat a healthy diet on a regular basis. What they eat makes a tremendous difference in their functioning, energy, and health, and can impact their overall quality of life. This makes it important for you to choose the foods that are best for your senior, but there are many myths and misconceptions about what is healthy and what is not. One of these is that frozen food is not as healthy and should be avoided. March is Frozen Food Month, giving you the ideal opportunity to learn more about frozen food and the true health effects of it. This can help you to make the decisions that are right for your aging loved one.
Some things to keep in mind when considering whether frozen food is a healthy choice for your senior include:
Helping your aging loved one to eat a healthy, balanced, and varied diet is one of the many ways elder care can help your senior as they age in place. Many elderly adults struggle with not getting the nutrients they need. This can diminish their overall health and well-being, and even compromise their quality of life. An elderly home care services provider can help your parent improve and diversify their diet with personalized services such as transportation to the grocery store, assistance stocking their kitchen, research to find recipes that work with their dietary restrictions and personal tastes, meal and snack preparation, and even physical assistance with eating if necessary. As their family caregiver, this can help you to feel more at ease and confident in their ability to manage their health as they age.