Elderly-friendly meals from Health Food Matters for elderly who have trouble swallowing – Sweet Bunny

Caring for our elderly parents is only second to nature; filial piety is a virtue that many hold close to our hearts. Love and honouring our parents and giving them the best we can just as they have done when we were children is what many have on the mind as our parent’s age.

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My mother passed on when I was 13 when there wasn’t much I could do so when it came to my father, I strived to give him the best I could. As his cancer became more severe and he was on palliative care his appetite diminished, swallowing food became a daunting task for him. I wished I knew about Health Food Matters earlier rather than giving him ice cream and mashed up food for him not knowing if he was getting enough nutrition yes, he was drinking his supplement ensure milk but he was also getting very skinny, it wasn’t enough.

After extensive research online for food services, I finally found and contacted Health Food Matters, seeking urgent help for my father who was critically ill; he has stomach pains daily and was bedridden. I was afraid that he was going hungry and wanted him to have decent meals.

The Benefits of Meal Prep for seniors – Food has to look appetising and taste good as well to encourage the elderly to consume more than a couple of bites, the nutrition from food will help our loved ones stay healthy and strong. I wished I had known about Health Food Matters earlier rather than relying on catering food that wasn’t prep in the manner that was easy for my father to eat and chew. DeliSoft Meals are Halal certified naturally low in sugar ideal for diabetic, healthy and nutritious foods that are meticulously designed by the dietitian, chef, and food technologist from Health Food Matters.

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Other factors to look out for elderly meal prep- Safety is most important as we wouldn’t want our loved ones to be exposed to contaminated food DeliSoft Meals use a special method of freezing to achieve this. The intricate balance of time and temperature is crucial to retain the delicate texture of our food, locking in the freshness and quality of the food as freezing is done as soon as the food is cooked. A love ones appetite might not be very good at the time food is being served during fixed meal times, being able to quickly prepare a meal for them when he or she is hungry according to their body clock would be an optimal way to ensure they get proper nutrition for the day.

It is best to contact Health Food Matters directly for more information as they are experts in their field and would be able to recommend the best meal plan and supplements for your loved one. The staff are helpful, kind and very knowledgeable on the dietary needs of an elderly person to the point where sometimes I wish the dietician in hospitals would offer a recommendation to the company directly rather than advising me to buy frozen dumplings to steam for my father or getting him to eat olive oil mixed with food.

Note:  Photos are posted with permission given from https://healthfoodmatters.com.sg/

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