Importance of Healthy Cooking
Believe it or not, the most frequent complaint that home care companies receive is based on cooking. At Allegiance Home Health, we always provide aides who will cook for your parents, and they will also customize the menu to suit your mother or father’s specific food requirements and preferences. This will ensure that their health is being taken care of, but in a way that is easy for them, without too drastic of a change.
Before we begin a care program, our aide will sit down with you and your parent, and discuss things like health requirements and basic essentials. But they will also ask questions relating to food preferences and routines, such as “what do you usually eat for breakfast?” and “what do you like having for lunch?” Favorite foods and taste preferences are also kept in mind so that your loved one receives optimal care, with respect of their desires, and in a way that would help them be comfortable.
Parents are strong people, and your entire life, your mother and father probably provided and cared for you with all they had. They also cared for themselves, and were mostly independent. After time, age, and their diseases take over, however, they initially fall into your care. It’s hard for them to accept, because they think it should be the other way around. This change is very difficult on aging parents and their self-esteem. But because you are family, they eventually accept it.
There comes a point, however, when you start to feel more like a caregiver than a daughter or son, and any time you spend with your parents becomes about bathing them and feeding them, and you hardly get to spend quality time with them anymore. This is when enlisting the help if a professional and qualified aide becomes absolutely necessary.
Letting a stranger take care of them is probably going to even harder on your parent. This is why we believe in making the transition as easy as possible. The elderly are rather averse to change, and so, we make sure that our aides get to know your parents personally, and everything they do, from cooking to activities is customized to their liking.
We design a menu that is specific to your parent, and we learn to cook the same way they would cook for themselves, or you would cook for them, so that they can enjoy their food without worrying about how everything has changed. It is a small act, but it provides the stability and security they need to adjust to a new caregiver.
At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store.
If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!