There is a world of support out there for you as a family caregiver. So much so that one should never feel as if they have to go it alone. If you are currently cooking all the meals for your aging parent and need some respite time, consider one of the many meal options available to your parent.
Meals on Wheels
This program began with housebound seniors in mind. A volunteer, non-profit organization that is ran by different groups within a community from church to community action agencies. Their purpose is to deliver free or low-cost meals to seniors in need.
Senior Community Center
Many local senior community centers offer low cost meals. These are scheduled anywhere from once a week to several days during the week. In addition to providing nutritious food, these centers offer a place for seniors to come together and share time with many who may be going through similar life events. They also are a great resource regarding other community groups that support caregivers and seniors.
Personal Chef to Go
This food delivery business delivers fresh (not frozen), heart-healthy Mediterranean inspired meals directly to your loved one’s door. The food is prepared by professionally trained chefs.
Silver Cuisine by BistroMD
The company’s motto is, “We believe that food is medicine, and our passion is creating delicious meals that enhance the quality of our members’ lives.” Their doctor-designed, chef-prepared menu is created with seniors in mind. They offer dietary options such as heart-healthy, diabetic, low sodium and gluten free.
Chefs for Seniors
Their mission statement is, “We are a mission driven company with a goal to keep older adults in their homes through supporting both nutritional and social needs.” They are a group of professional chefs who bring fresh food into the lives of seniors at an affordable cost. Their weekly visits are often looked forward to, and they are happy to customize your loved one’s meal plan to their needs and health concerns.
These meals are also prepared by chefs, and menus are planned by a registered dietician with the health and welfare of seniors in mind. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are delivered everyday by 11am.
Home Care Provider
If you, as a caregiver, find you need more respite time than a simple meal delivery system provides, consider the assistance of a home care provider. These professionals can not only prepare healthy meals, they can assist with the daily activities of living and provide companionship and company at day’s end.
For caregivers in Southern NJ and the surrounding areas, call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.