Having a healthy, balanced diet is important at any age, but as people age, diet becomes even more important for overall health. A healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat or fish, and starches such as brown rice or whole-grain pasta helps provide seniors with the nutrients they need. For people with dementia who are living with a family member or alone, food preparation can be an issue. One way to solve this problem is by looking into food delivery services. Food delivery services offer quick and convenient ways to get you or your family the meals that are needed.
Food Delivery Services for Seniors
There is no “one size fits all” for food delivery. Different services come with different options. When considering which food delivery options may be best for you or someone you know, consider the following items:
- Ability to cook- What services do I or someone else need that fits our ability to cook something?
- Budget- How much do I want to spend? or How much can I spend?
- Diet Restrictions- What nutritional guidelines do I need to follow?
- Frequency- How often do I want the food delivered to place of residence?
Getting to the grocery store can be challenging with regular routines: It’s hard enough to go to work, get the kids to school, and still find time to do laundry and get dinner on the table. There are several services who will deliver your groceries right to your doorstep! All you have to do is shop online or using an app. This option is safe and convenient for seniors who don’t want to leave their homes or can no longer drive to the store. The following grocery stores and apps are available for doorstep grocery delivery.
Meal Kit Delivery
Another option for receiving foods is to have meal kits delivered to your home. These kits come with everything you might need to cook a delicious dinner. Each meal delivery company provides a type of convenience service that combines the efforts of chefs, nutritionists and personal grocery shoppers, and delivers them into the hands of enthusiastic eaters. The following companies and apps offer meal kit delivery.
- Blue Apron
- Hello Fresh
- Sun Basket
- Green Chef
As you can see, there are many, many options for getting fresh, healthy and tasty food if you can’t make it to the grocery store. Many of these options are budget-friendly and easy to set up. Taking the time to choose what’s best for you or your family could save everyone some time and sanity! A senior meal delivery service takes the stress out of meal times. Older adults can relax knowing that delicious, nutritious meals are on their way. Caregivers feel at ease knowing their loved one is taken care of.
Orchard at Athens is a luxury assisted living community in Athens Georgia. Our team has been certified and follows the Grind Dining approach and cater to all types of dietary needs. Please contact us to learn more about our community.