Personal care at home is one of the best caregivers for your loved one to have while they choose to age in place. They can make breakfast for your loved one and ensure your senior mom or dad is bathing, dressing, and sticking to a healthy routine while providing much-need companionship.
However, your senior may still want to remain independent and choose what they eat and wear daily. Personal care at home assistants will not choose or control things for your seniors. So, if you are a senior or you’re looking for yummy breakfast items, here are some healthy breakfast items that personal care at home may be able to make.
Try Overnight Oats
Chances are, if you have hopped onto any social media platform, you have seen all of the rage regarding overnight oats. There is a reason this easy breakfast blew up in the health community. It is not only super easy to prepare this meal but also delightful to eat, especially if your loved ones have problems with chewing. This meal takes just a few minutes to make and can be used with any kind of milk or water.
If your senior wants to add some freshness to the breakfast, they can use fresh fruits to add right on top. This breakfast can be as healthy as you want it to be; no matter what, it will taste delicious. If your seniors end up liking these, personal care can make multiple meals throughout the day.
Okay, another huge trend among the millennial health community is avocado toast. But there is a great reason for this. It’s not only one of the most filling breakfasts, it is one of the easiest to put together. Avocados are loaded with nutrients that a senior’s body needs to thrive, and they can be smashed on any type of toast your senior wants to eat with many different kinds of toppings. If your loved one wants to start the day with this, they can add a baked or cooked egg on top of the smashed avocado.
Choose a Healthy Smoothie
If your loved one doesn’t like to eat, it may be because their teeth are no longer good or they have difficulty swallowing things. This doesn’t mean they should give up trying to eat altogether. In fact, certain minerals can only be found through eating foods, so it is important to try to add them into their diets in any way you can. So, personal care at home may try to make a smoothie for breakfast each morning.
This may be one of the best ways to sneak in extra fruits, vegetables, and even protein that will help your senior stay full and mobile. The best thing about smoothies is that there are so many options for what you can add to it. You can try a chocolate smoothie with kale or a peach smoothie with cucumbers added in. Try mixing and matching to see which one your loved one likes the most.
For more information about how caregivers at La Jolla Nurses Homecare can help your aging parents stay in their own homes, call 858-454-9339. We are a home care agency providing quality and affordable Personal Care at Home in Coronado, CA, and the surrounding communities.
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