Seniors living with limited mobility may experience difficulty when it comes to accessing and preparing fresh, healthy meals. Activities like grocery shopping and standing in the kitchen for long periods of time are ones that younger adults take for granted but can become increasingly more challenging for some as they age.
In many cases, this can lead to seniors opting for less healthy and more processed food options out of a desire for convenience and relief from the physical strain that shopping and cooking may place on their bodies. In turn, relying on these types of foods can contribute to health complications like weight gain, high sodium intake, or worsened mobility struggles.
For seniors with limited mobility, meal delivery can help provide a viable and sustainable solution for healthy, fresh, and delicious meals without having to worry about the physical activity associated with meal preparation. Medical providers who may be concerned about their senior patients’ dietary habits can integrate a healthy meal plan into their patient’s treatment as either a central or complementary component.
At DeliverLean Care, we strive to offer the highest quality meals delivered right to seniors’ doors. Each meal is prepared fresh and aligned with the customer’s dietary preferences or restrictions.
Here are some of the ways that our meal plans can help those experiencing limited mobility:
Delivered Right to the Front Door
Seniors who receive our meals don’t have to do any grocery shopping. A full, nutritionally complete meal is prepared fresh at our Florida facility and then flash-frozen for delivery. Whether you want meals delivered for one day, two days, or each day of the week can be completely determined by the patient or medical provider.
No Junk on the Plate
We don’t believe in using high-sodium, high-carb, or processed ingredients. Every ingredient is sourced fresh and added to recipes based on real insights from our dieticians and gourmet chefs. They collaborate to bring delicious, unique meals to your patients that not only contribute to a healthier lifestyle, but also require no cooking.
Heat-and-Eat: No Prep Required
For seniors that struggle with mobility limitations, handling a variety of cooking equipment and monitoring heat sources can prove stressful, if not feel impossible at times. This is why we strive to remove meal prep from the process.
Instead, each meal is delivered fully cooked and only needs to be warmed for about two minutes in the microwave. Just heat and eat!
Our meals can also remain edible for up to two weeks if stored in the refrigerator after receiving them.
Nutrition at the Forefront
Keeping nutrition top-of-mind, our home delivered meals are also low sodium-carbohydrate controlled, and prepared with whole ingredients. There are also a variety of meal plans to help complement one’s dietary needs or a physician-recommended treatment plan.
Other Mobility Concerns Considered
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing solid food, is a major challenge that many seniors struggle with. This can also motivate many to opt for less-healthy options when solid food is not an option.
This is why we also offer pureed meal plans that incorporate the same values behind each of our other options. These can also be tailored to meet preferences like Kosher, vegetarian, and diabetic needs.
No Added Financial Burdens
All of our plans are covered by most senior health insurance providers. Doctors and case managers can order meals on their clients’ behalf without worrying that this could place an increased financial burden on a population where many live off of fixed incomes. Some providers we have worked with in the past include Humana, CarePlus, and AvMed.
Get Home Delivered Meals for Your Patient or Client Today
If you are considering a better home delivered meal for your patient or client, we are here to help. For more information, view some of our current menu offerings, browse our meal plans, or contact us any time for more information.