Are Your Elderly Parents Eating Properly?

Whew!  It’s finally over, the holiday season that is.  Now the grind of winter begins with the light at the end of the tunnel (in the form of spring) almost too far away to see.  We all settle in to our “winter routines” and tend to go about our own business with blinders on due largely to family demands and cabin fever.  Unfortunately, during these isolated winter months, we tend to forget…perhaps “forget’ is too harsh a word…we tend to neglect…no, that’s worse than “forget”…we tend to overlook our aging parents, especially if we’re separated by distance.  And these gray, dreary, chilly winter months are probably when they need us more than any other time of the year.

As your parents go back to their homes after the holidays, they too fall into their winter routine and that routine could include poor nutrition.  In a recent study, it was discovered that 65% of elderly patients who visited an emergency room were either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition (read about it here: https://caregiver.com/articles/why-seniors-dont-eat/ ).  The reasons why seniors don’t eat properly are myriad: from loss of appetite, to dental issues, to side effects from meds, to being on a fixed income, to no desire to cook for one or two, to loss of taste and/or smell, to depression, to difficulty accessing a grocery store just to list the most common.

So now it’s time for you to re-pay your parents for all the years of love, care and affection they showered upon you as you grew from child to adult, whether they ask for it or not (because many seniors are too proud to ask for assistance).  Remember when mom (no, I’m not a closet sexist here, just referring to the most common dynamic) prepared all those meals for your family and ensured you got all the nutrition your growing body and mind required?  Of course you do, it’s usually one of our fondest memories.  Well, now it’s time to return the favor by checking up on them on a regular basis, again, whether they request it or not.  And part of checking up involves ensuring that their nutritional needs are being met, among many other things, but that’s a subject for another post.

If you discover that your senior parents are not eating properly, then the first step is to figure out why this is the case.  You may need to enlist the help of a doctor to figure this out.  If that’s the case, then, by all means, enlist the help of a doctor.  After all, mom carried you around for nine months, birthed you and then the two of them created the person you see in the mirror.  Once you determine the cause, then, more than likely, MagicKitchen.com can assist you in rectifying the situation, especially if you cannot be there to prepare meals for your parents on a daily basis.

Look, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know I tend to be a jokey jokester, but not in this case.  We here at MagicKitchen.com take senior nutrition quite seriously and that’s reflected in the care we take in preparing and shipping meals to them and all our customers.

We offer a variety of delicious, nutritious and customizable senior meal programs, to include: gourmet, diabetic, dairy free, gluten free, low carb, and low sodium.

Our professional chefs use the freshest ingredients, with no preservatives, that they cook in small batches and then flash freeze to lock in freshness.  Your parent’s custom ordered meals are then quickly packaged in dry ice and then shipped to their door as often as you desire.  All that’s required of them (or you) is to heat the meal up in either the stove or microwave and enjoy!  This way, they have access to healthy meals that meet all their nutrition requirements without having to travel to the grocery store.  Also, there’s no preparation, cooking or cleaning up required and you get to be the good son or daughter!

Sound good?  Check it out here: https://www.magickitchen.com/meal-programs.html

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