It is inevitable that if you’re a working adult with retired parents or grandparents at home, you do not have enough time to spend with them, let alone have your meals with them. It gets trickier when your elderly loved ones are suffering from the troubles of old age as well. Most of our seniors need our support in many aspects owing to their health issues but the one that should command our attention is their dietary need.
Here are some hidden dangers of leaving your elderly loved one to eat alone:
1. Not meeting nutritional requirements
Most elderly people who are suffering from various health problems would be advised to follow a certain kind of dietary pattern. While there are people who try to follow their prescribed dietary plan, there are still others who completely disregard them. Cooking and eating alone for these people might be dangerous as the lack of self-preservation can lead to an extra bit of salt, sugar or oil that might affect their health in the long run
As you grow old, you are bound to lose some of the abilities your younger selves had. Loss of body strength, coordination and memory can prove to be dangerous when eating alone. Accidents can happen that may lead to incidents like choking or burns from hot food.
3. Reduced consumption of food
Eating alone can often be boring and if one is retired and taking rest, more so. When your elderly loved one eats alone, they may quickly lose interest in food and may not eat enough to meet their dietary demands.
Even for young people eating alone can be depressing and the same is true for seniors as well. They may feel neglected and may descend into melancholy.
The best solution to avoid all these problems is to hire caregivers who would not only take care of your elderly loved ones but also keep them good company. YouCare helps you find responsible and trustworthy caregivers for your elderly in Chandigarh Tricity, Punjab and Haryana.
For more details, visit www.youcare.in or speak to our care managers at 844-844-97-99