Eating properly is key to maintaining physical and mental health. In people’s later life and for people with an illness or a disability, preparing meals and eating healthily can become more of a challenge.
We explore some common signs on what to look out for if you’re worried about yourself or a loved one and how our Domestic Support service may help.
Some Common Signs of a Bad Diet
1. Expired food in someone’s home is a potential indicator that they may not be eating as much as they should be. It’s also important to clearly label the sell-by-date on packaging or containers to avoid people eating gone-off food.
2. New medication can alter someone’s appetite. If you or a loved one have recently started taking new medication, pay close attention to any changes in diets and eating habits.
3. Knowing whether or not somebody is missing meals can be hard to keep track of. Eating three meals provides a structure to people’s day as well keeping them fed and happy, so it’s important to be mindful of when people are eating as well as what they’re eating.
Dealing with a Bad Diet
We’re not claiming to be dietitians, but we all know eating a restricted diet of easy-cook foods and snacks isn’t good for you. It’s important that our client’s homes are regularly stocked with fresh food so they can cook and enjoy proper meals.
Getting out to the shops can be very difficult but Abney & Baker are here to help. With our Domestic Support service, we offer assistance with the weekly shop and with meal preparation to ensure our clients are eating well.
If you feel you or a loved one may be in need of extra care and you want to find out more what Abney & Baker can do to help, call us on 01225 952200.