Shopping & Meal Preperation
Regular, balanced meals are essential in maintaining good health for everyone, old or young. Unfortunately, it is common for older people and those with physical or mental difficulties to neglect their diet, which can lead to a deterioration in health and the development of further complications. Effective management of food intake can prevent this from happening and ensure a better quality of life for your loved ones.
It can be very easy to overlook regular, healthy meals. For some people, food preparation can be a difficult chore or a task that they simply forget about which can often result in missing meals entirely. Others know they need to eat regularly, but don’t make the effort to plan meals and buy food that provides them with the nutrients they need to maintain good health, so they end up eating all the wrong things, such as cakes, biscuits, chocolates, ready meals and other unhealthy choices.
Although treats are fine in moderation, ensuring that good, healthy meals are incorporated into their diet is essential. Our Support and Care Workers understand the importance of a good diet and will ensure that clients are supported to eat meals that they not only enjoy, but also help them to remain as healthy as possible.
Freedom Care can adapt to the specific needs of our clients. We can accompany them to the shops, help agree on a shopping list that contains a healthy balance of different food types or even do the shopping on behalf of the client. We can also prepare meals, or assist clients in meal preparation, as well as clearing away dishes and doing the washing afterwards. How much or how little help your loved one requires can be discussed and agreed upon, so we provide the right amount of help without intruding on their personal preferences and sense of independence.