It’s very important that seniors eat right, but at some point, many seniors decide that they don’t want to or can’t cook anymore. Jim Miller, a syndicated columnist from The Savvy Senior, recently published a useful article detailing alternatives for seniors who want to live independently at home but who no longer prepare their own meals.
Miller’s suggestions start with community meal-delivery programs such as Meals on Wheels. These organizations can often provide meals for people with special needs, such as those who need a low-sodium or kosher diet. Many communities also offer hot meals in group settings.
For those who can afford it, Miller also suggest looking into personal chefs. Pricing for personal chefs can vary widely. Finally, there are companies like MagicKitchen.com that delivers frozen meals ordered online. This can be useful for caregivers who don’t live close to the people they help.