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Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Why Eating With a Companion is a Healthier Option for Seniors

Health Eating for Seniors  |  June 13, 2018

Eating with a Companion | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST | Image of senior and caregiver getting ready to eat

What Every Senior in Edmonton Needs to Know About Healthy Eating Practices

Why eating with a companion is important. Sometimes seniors may suffer from malnutrition because they simply don’t want to make a meal just for one person. Often older people state that they have suffered their loneliest feelings during mealtimes when they must eat alone without anyone to talk to. Just by making sure your loved one isn’t eating alone, he or she will make better meal choices and keep better nourished.

Here Are Some Tips About Eating With a Companion for Seniors to Consider:

Eating Socially Helps with Better Choices: People typically make the healthiest choices with foods that offer good nutrition, when they eat socially. When seniors eat meals alone, the situation often stimulates sadness and even malnutrition. Imagine how difficult it would be for anyone who had previously had many years of companionship during meals with someone who is no longer around.

Benefits from Social Eating: As humans, we typically eat in social groups, whether dining with just one person or eating with a family or group of friends. There is a visible increase in physical and mental health when we eat in social environments.

The many benefits for loved ones include:

  • People tend to choose wisely with food selections when they’re not alone. We’re all considerably more likely to select home cooked meals rather than ready-made meals.

  • Decrease risk or symptoms of depression by eating with others. Otherwise, meal times may be the most depressing part of an older person’s day.

  • Enjoying stimulating conversation while eating a meal with at least one other person can lessen feelings of loneliness among loved ones and is better for optimal brain health.

  • Social dining lessens the risk of weight loss or malnutrition because older adults are likely to indulge a little more when they’re with others. Seniors may be tempted to skip a meal altogether if they have no scheduled time to enjoy a meal with another person to look forward to.

Don’t Eat By Yourself: Don’t be worried about your loved ones who eat alone when you’re not there. Just call Comfort Keepers® to help. Our in-home caregivers will provide your parent, aging family member, or friend with companionship during mealtimes, and the caregiver can help with the preparation of nutritious foods to enjoy when they’re alone.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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