Some people have difficulty ensuring that they are eating and drinking properly, whether it be for physical or cognitive reasons. Careworkers can attend daily at meal times to assist with the preparation of meals and to ensure meals are eaten, including adequate drinks are had as well.
It is well known that the smell of a freshly cooked meal can entice one’s appetite- so having meals prepared at home is beneficial in many ways and the food is more likely to be eaten than prepared packaged meals such as meals on wheels.
Because this was recognized as a major issue Care With Quality arranged for some Careworkers to be specially trained to shop and cook in people’s homes – up to a week worth of meals- in a cost effective and nutritious way and in a single session.
Probably one of the most important aspects of our work is around ensuring people eat and drink adequate amounts regularly.