Comfort Keepers Provides Grocery Shopping Services in Greenville, SC
Homecare services like transportation and shopping help meet the needs of seniors
Proper nutrition is one of the pillars of good health. Eating a healthy diet comes with benefits such as better resistance to illnesses, increased energy levels and mental sharpness, stronger bones and muscles, and faster recuperation.
Proper nutrition can also reduce the risks of various health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, and diabetes, among others. It is also effective when it comes to managing certain chronic conditions.
These are just some of the reasons why Comfort Keepers puts a special emphasis on meal preparation and grocery shopping, offering assistance with both activities as part of homecare services.
Senior malnutrition is a serious issue, which may stem from depression, medication use or choosing the wrong foods, such as junk or fast food. For some seniors, grocery shopping may present a challenge. If your parent finds it difficult to go to the local shop or market and opts for meal deliveries instead of fresh, home-cooked meals, Comfort Keepers can help.
Our homecare services include transportation, meaning that our caregivers can drive and accompany your parent to the store and provide assistance with purchasing groceries and other home necessities. During shopping, which can also be perceived as a form of physical activity as it includes a lot of walking, your parent, and the caregiver can talk and exchange stories and opinions, which transforms a repetitive activity into an enjoyable one.
It is, however, important to note that a caregiver can perform grocery shopping on their own if your parent doesn’t feel well or would rather tend to some other obligations. In this case, a care provider can purchase groceries in accordance with a list of items provided by your loved one or they can come up with meal ideas with your parent and buy groceries needed to prepare those dishes.
As our homecare services include meal preparation, our caregivers can develop weekly meal plans for your loved one, taking into consideration not just their medical team’s recommendations but also their taste and preferences. If your loved one is kitchen savvy, they can participate in the meal planning phase, as well as in the meal preparation itself, which can be an ideal opportunity for bonding and interacting with the caregiver.
For more information about our homecare services, feel free to contact our office in Greenville, SC. We are happy to offer our services to your family!