5 Meal Planning And Preparation Tips for Every Older Adult

by | Oct 22, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

caregiver giving food to an elderly

Many seniors find themselves having a hard time completing different tasks that were easy to do before. To address their daily challenges, many of them get home health care in Takoma Park, Maryland not only to get help in completing tasks but also to get help in managing their health conditions.

One of the daily tasks that older adults have trouble with is meal planning and preparation. While the service of in home care in Montgomery County, Md makes them easier for seniors, there are also some things they can do by themselves, like the following:

  1. Knowing your dietary needs and restrictions
    Your body has different nutritional needs than when you were young. A doctor can tell you what these needs are. Take note of the nutrients necessary to keep you healthy and your systems functioning. Additionally, diet restrictions should be considered. Certain foods are prohibited for your consumption due to their bad effects on your health. Make sure you know what these foods are and avoid them.
  2. Keeping things varied
    You don’t want to eat the same three meals in a row. Create variety in your meals by planning each meal beforehand. Know what you wish to eat during breakfast and make new choices for lunch and dinner.
  3. Listing down the groceries you need
    Making a list of grocery items you need really helps. This will ensure that you follow your dietary needs. At the same time, it helps you stick to your budget.
  4. Sticking to healthy foods
    As much as possible, choose whole foods. Avoid processed foods and those rich in sugar or salt. Doing so helps you stay healthy.
  5. Asking for help
    Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Your loved ones will surely be happy to lend you a hand. You can also count on our home care services in Potomac, Maryland to help you plan and prepare your meals.

Nest & Care is a dedicated provider of in home care in Montgomery County, Maryland. We provide service in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. Call us today for a free in-home assessment!

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.