For many seniors, eating can be difficult. Often it is a matter of changing taste buds, ill-fitting dentures, or side effects of medications. Also, the elderly have different nutritional requirements than their younger family members. They may need fewer calories, but they still need more vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Winter makes it a little more challenging to find foods that please the palate, especially when fresh fruits and vegetables can be out of season and expensive to purchase.
Cooking nutritious food for seniors does not have to be complicated. With a few handy recipes to alternate throughout the month, you can give your loved ones the nutrients their bodies require. You don’t have to worry about cooking for Mom or Dad when you have a super busy schedule. Call upon the services of a professional caregiver at Home Instead Senior Care. We can prepare meals for her, give her some companionship, and tailor other services for you and your family’s needs so that Mom can remain in her home for many years.
Get more mileage from weeknight dinners when you choose soups and stews filled with vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats. Here are five to get you started:
Soups and stews are simple yet filling meals that can satisfy your senior, especially when nothing else sounds tempting. Choosing recipes packed with nutrition gives Mom the extra boost she needs as her body and taste buds change. A professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke understands the nutritional needs of your aged loved one. We step in to assist you and your family with a wide range of personalized home care services and additional resources to make things easier for you and your senior.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Etobicoke area.