Good Food Goes a Long Way for Seniors

"Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn", says popular chef, Jamie Oliver.

Oliver's remark is fitting for caregivers. One of the highest-ranked priorities for seniors is good food. This means high quality and a variety of meals that include seniors' dietary needs. Add in high nutritional value and superior service and a positive frame of mind results.

“Many seniors need help planning and preparing nutritious meals,” Mike Melinger, owner of Chicago's Home Instead Senior Care, told TheDoingsWeekly, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication. “Research reveals that seniors who live alone want good-tasting, nutritious food and stimulating conversation.” he told the media source.

Pamela Stosur, a senior caregiver with Home Instead, helps seniors eat a healthier diet by including more vegetables, especially salads. Stosur has tested various methods of preparing salads and cooking vegetables to get seniors to enjoy them. Better health is the results.

A cookbook of recipe submissions to Home Instead will be available for purchase later in the year with proceeds going to North American seniors.

Assisted Living and Continuing Care residences can benefit from the innovations of this Chicago Home-based senior care service.