Getting to the Bottom of Healthcare: Nutritious Meals for the Elderly
Food is the most basic need of any living being — plant or animal.
Here at our company OptimumCare Home Care Services, we see to it that this is properly covered before we go into such lofty goals as mental, psychological or spiritual upliftment. We are not just talking of any food. We are talking about nutritious food according to the individual nutritional requirements of our clients.
What good is our mission of helping our clients improve their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and wellness if they are malnourished, undernourished, or worse, have empty stomach because they could not take in the kind of food we serve them?
Some may find this concern too simplistic. But, too simplistic as it is, it demands a closer look.
Sad State of Nutrition of Our Seniors
Babies are not the only ones that need proper care and attention when it comes to food and nutrition. Our seniors and older adults require that, too.
Many seniors these days don’t get adequate nutrition. And the reasons are varied.
One is mobility. Most seniors and older adults can’t get out of their homes to do some shopping. Either they have medical conditions that prevent them from doing so, or they’re just too weak and too slow to do that.
Another is reduced appetite due to medications and their medical conditions. Those who have undergone tracheotomy and other similar procedures always come to mind.
Others retain their appetite for food but are given the kind of food not suitable for their conditions — like the diabetics, those who have heart ailments or those who are suffering from hypertension – because no expert on diet is looking after them.
Malnourishment of our seniors is a major concern for us at the non-medical home care in Opitz Boulevard Woodbridge VA. That’s why we don’t take meal preparation for granted. Our services in this aspect ensure that you or a loved one will have access to nutritious food. Aside from being familiar with nutrition, we also work with numerous medical dietary restrictions including those on diabetics, cardiac patients, or those on low-fat diets.
Our home health care aides will assist with meal planning, which may include but is not limited to organizing coupons, recipes, shopping, and meal preparation so that your loved one always has something good and nutritious to eat.
Then We Can Proceed with the Meat of Healthcare Giving
After we have ensured that our clients are well nourished, then it’s time for the meatier part of home health care provision.
OptimumCare Home Care Services, maintains an impressive list of services. Please take the time to go through them:
- Home Care
- Personal Care
- Companion Services
- Live-in Home Care
- Visiting Private Duty Nursing
- Geriatric Assessment and Evaluation
- Transportation and Non-Medical Services
- Safety Supervision
- Family Respite Care
- Transfer Assistance
- Light Housekeeping
- Skilled Nursing
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Medical Social Service
You will immediately notice here that a number of our services are not present in many health care providers around. This may one of the reasons that we get the coveted accreditation of the esteemed Better Business Bureau (BBB). Among many things, the accreditation means that our company is trustworthy as far as consumer protection and industry self regulation are concerned.
Please pick out which of the services above are needed by you or a loved one and talk to us for more of their details. Below are the contact information of our three locations:
2200 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 210 Woodbridge,
VA 22192 Phone: 703-490-8003
- McLean Office
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102
- Fredericksburg Office
2324 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 369-6802
Fax: (540) 369-6793
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We will be happy to hear from you. The comments section below is all yours for your comments and suggestions about this blog and about our company’s services.