Understanding nutrition and its importance to stay healthy

Eating right and staying fit are important factors no matter our age.

As we progress through our years, our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become especially important for good health.

Malnourishment can affect all individuals of all sizes, and can be particularly impactful on vulnerable people, including those in their elder ages. 

Nutrition Assistance

We proactively work with clients and their families to raise awareness, as well as help prepare and cook nutritious meals.

Studies show that eating healthily not only improves physical health, but mental health too, which is why we find it a necessity to help you build a diet that suits you, to your tastes and likings, but that’s also healthy.

Promoting Nutrition

CareYourWay offers a different variety of supportive packages, many of which include preparing and cooking your favourite dishes with a healthy twist.

Promoting nutrition is also accompanied by monitoring your meals, so we can ensure that your health is on track to where you want it to be, and that our clients are eating properly.

  • Meal Planning
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping

Combatting malnourishment among the elderly and vulnerable adults is something that we find detrimental to our clients’ mental and physical health. We actively take strides to find nutritious recipes with our clients that they can enjoy, to involve them and allow them to make their own decisions whilst providing a healthy, balanced meal, that they can enjoy.

Keeping a Healthy Diet

At Care Your Way, our client’s health is our top priority, and we feel that offering support with keeping a balanced diet is detrimental to both physical and mental health.

We aim to support independence as much as we are able to, and therefore work with you or your loved one to make home-made recipes. We are actively launching a scheme to make ‘Care Your Way cook-book’, which will be full of meals that provide the all-essential nutrients, but that also to your own liking.

It has been estimated that at any one time more than 3 million people in the UK are at risk of malnutrition and yet it continues to be an under-recognised and under-treated problem. Furthermore, the health expenditure on disease-related malnutrition in the UK in 2007 was calculated to be in excess of £19 billion per annum, about 80% of which was in England. This is a heavy health burden and financial cost to bear, not only for individuals, but for health and social care services, and society as a whole.

Referenced By Public Health England

Homecare Can Help

If you are seeking some support with maintaining a healthy diet, or are concerned for you or your loved one’s wellbeing, why don’t you consider homecare?

Our carer can assist you on your daily shops, help choose your meals to ensure a balanced diet and offer whatever assistance you may require, including preparing and cooking your dinner. We all can eat a balanced diet, but we want to make sure you enjoy having one. We strive to make mealtime a positive and enjoyable experience for you, in whatever way we are able to.

Homecare has many benifits that come along with also monitoring nutrition:

  • Complex Care
  • Personal Care
  • Household Cleaning
  • Hydration Assistance
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Prompt
  • Support with Mobility
  • Running Errands
  • Companionship
  • Emergency Response
  • Help Getting Dressed
  • Social Inclusion

If you’re interested in more information regarding nutrition, Contact us or book a free consultation to discuss your needs and tailor a personalised care plan for you or your loved one.

This guide was last updated on July 30th 2021 by CareYourWay Team

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