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Benefits of Home Care: Snack Preparation

As a family caregiver, you know how important it is for your aging loved one to get the proper nutrition on a regular basis.
What they eat makes a tremendous difference in their health and functioning, and can even contribute to their quality of life.

Home Care Services in Mt. Lebanon PA: Senior Snacks
Home Care Services in Mt. Lebanon PA: Senior Snacks

For many elderly adults, getting the proper nutrition means more than just eating regular meals. Reduced appetite, diminished senses, and other issues can make it so your parent needs to change their focus to a more grazing approach to eating. Choosing the right types of snacks is vital to supporting good nutrition, helping your parent has sustained energy to handle their day, and keeping them as healthy as possible. Home care can be a fantastic way to make sure your parent has access to these healthy snacks.

Some ways snack preparation assistance for a home care provider can benefit your elderly loved one include:

-Providing easy access to healthy, balanced food for snacks so your parent is less likely to skip these snacks and experience hunger, health issues related to low blood sugar or not getting enough food, reduced energy, and other issues.

-Providing healthy, satisfying snacks so your parent is less likely to reach for convenience food items that may not offer the health benefits you want for them, or to wait until meals and risk overeating due to hunger.

-Making it easier for your senior to get the proper nutrition on a regular basis by encouraging them to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day. This can help a senior who has problems with eating much at the same time get in more nutrients throughout the day than they might if they only eat set meals.

-Helping your parent to enjoy more energy and sustained functioning by keeping their blood sugar at a good level, and providing them with valuable nutrient combinations including enough protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates.

Simply because you’re aging loved one is experiencing challenges does not mean they have to give up their independence and the lifestyle they enjoy.
As a family caregiver, you can make a huge difference in your parent’s life simply a by helping them to continue to live the life that is right for them. Bringing home care into their routine is a fantastic way to do this. An in-home senior care services provider acts as a supplement to the care you already give your parent to provide flexibility and quality of life for both of you. Not only can this personalized care support your health and well-being, but it also enables you to focus more energy and attention on your personal relationship with your parent rather than just worrying about their care needs.

If you are considering hiring Home Care Services in Mt. Lebanon, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Liken Home Care. Call (412) 693-6820 or (855) 856-0551.

Robert D. Liken CPC, CTS, President

President Liken Home Care at Liken Home Care
Graduate of Penn State University, 1970

Business Administration / Accounting Major

Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.

Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.

Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.

In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.

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