Good nutrition is vital for ensuring the optimal health throughout our lives and especially for our older adults.  We must maintain a sound diet based on individual needs and preferences.
Care XY staff works with an older adult and/or their family members to establish a proper diet.  The staff considers:

  • Food Preferences – know the likes and dislikes of the person.
  • Meal Patterns – know when main meal and lighter meals and snacks are usually eaten.
  • Variety – select different foods within each food group every day for variety in flavors, textures, colors and shapes.
  • Moderation – use fats, oils, and sweets sparingly.
  • Balance – choose foods from each of the groups according to the requirements of the Pyramid.
  • Fluids – meet the needs for adequate fluid intake

Meal Preparation also includes:

  • Preparing Shopping List
  • Selecting of Smart Food Choices
  • Food Safety – Checking food labels for expired food
  • Serving the Food