At Blossom Home Care we understand that eating a good, balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as we age; sometimes however, our elderly clients don’t recognise this. 16 per-cent of the UK population are now over 65 and with people living longer there are now also more people aged 85 years and over. Many of these people think they should eat less because they are older, with the result that 27 per-cent of those aged 75+ eat smaller meals and more than a third (34 per-cent) regularly skip meals each week, according to YouGov poll of 1,013 people aged 50+.
Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as we age, helping us to maintain a healthy weight whilst delivering the nutrients needed. This also helps to lower the risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Further, because energy levels tend to fall with advancing age (due to a decrease in basal metabolic rate and often lower levels of physical activity) a well-balanced diet can help keep the elderly more energised, which can also aid their quality of life.
Here at Blossom we are committed to helping our clients participate in the things they have always enjoyed by enabling them to reside in their own homes for as long as possible, so recognising when someone is struggling to prepare meals themselves, or that they are losing interest in eating means we can help prevent them from becoming malnourished. This is a significant threat to health and a concern for families across the north east and Yorkshire. We know that food and nutrition isn’t just a personal responsibility, so our team of carers know what to look out for, and what nutrition requirements look like so we can help ensure our clients stay nourished and hydrated, which keeps them healthy and, hopefully, out of hospital.
Our process is designed to ensure that Blossom carers deliver where others may not through our…
Indeed, Blossom’s service is often called upon when other providers have failed. Being recognised by the NHS for offering care that is above and beyond, we are often asked to provide care and assistance when other care providers cannot facilitate the FULL needs of individual clients.