Geriatric Nutrition / Healthy Eating Program
CareTime is concerned about the poor nutrition of our elderly clients. Many sustain themselves on frozen pre packaged meals which are laden with salt, sugar and fats. Others will find themselves at the local fast food restaurant eating off the dollar menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Still others snack on prepackaged foods or only receive a “Meals on Wheels” dinner 5 days per week.
Our caregivers at CareTime are well versed in planning healthy meals and snacks that are easy to prepare. We educate our caregivers on proper nutritional choices for diabetics, cardiac and renal patients. We realize that some clients are not interested in eating well, however; many are unable to accomplish it alone. A stroll through the Saturday morning farmers market can be both enjoyable and work to interest your loved one in increasing their intake of freshly prepared fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats into their diets. We work with their likes and dislikes to assist them in planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks.
We also recommend “Doing Dinners” in Ocala. They prepare fresh meals and have a new menu each month. Seasonal favorites, hearty chili’s, casseroles, meatloaf, chicken Marcella to name a few. They are not low sodium specific, they are prepared according to normal dietary guidelines. But are very good and the “micromeals” are an easy way to provide for a sound meal with ease. Click to visit their website.
We can provide a concierge style service with a 4 hour minimum for this purpose one to three days per week. if you are concerned about the nutritional soundness of your loved ones diet.