(Including Special Dietary Needs)
As important as it is to have multiple, nutritious meals each day, this can be a tall order for the elderly or those living with medical challenges. Planning recipes, grocery shopping, and cooking or baking all require time and energy. If you or your loved one receives in-home care and could use extra help when it comes to meal preparation, At Your Service is here for you.
At Your Service offers an affordable alternative for those individuals who wish to remain in their homes and live a fulfilling, healthier, and happier life. Our goal in each of our services is simple: we will help with the aspects of everyday life, including preparing nutritious food, and in return our clients maintain peace of mind, independence, and quality of life.
Why is Meal Preparation a Challenge?
Doctors agree that the elderly and those facing medical conditions are at increased risk of malnutrition, especially when living alone in their homes. There are a number of factors that can make the preparation and consumption of delicious food a challenge for the homebound, including:
Lack of appetite due to medications or reduced sense of taste
Difficult or impossible to shop for groceries
Discomfort with swallowing or chewing
Poor dietary habits
Development of new allergies or intolerances to certain foods
In any of these cases, it can be easy to settle for junk food and forgo the principle of three square meals per day, but these habits will only exacerbate health conditions. The helpful caregivers of At Your Service can help break this pattern, ensuring that clients have food options that are consistent, appetizing, and nutritious.
Which Meal Preparation Services are Available?
By choosing the meal preparation services of At Your Service for yourself or a loved one, you can expect support at every step of the way, including:
Planning a nutritious menu
Cooking and baking
Taking into account special dietary needs and limitations, including gluten free, sodium free, diabetic, renal, cardiac, and hypoglycemic diets
Supporting clients to take part in the meal preparation if they desire and are able
Washing, drying, and putting away dishes
Monitoring food and liquid intake
Grocery shopping assistance
Light housekeeping in the kitchen
The Best Option for In-Home Meal Preparation
Meal preparation is a crucial part of in-home care and At Your Service understands what it takes to provide friendly and thorough assistance with nutritional eating. Our staff consists of skilled Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who aim to truly connect with our clients and cater to their unique needs and requests.
If you or a loved one is looking for a dependable, trustworthy in-home care option in Waukesha or Oconomowoc County, At Your Service is ready to help. For more information about our approach to meal preparation, and to begin with any of our services, contact us today by filling out our online form or calling 262-354-3700.