Staying healthy, eating well and remaining active are things some of us can easily take for granted. From tucking in to a traditional Sunday roast, followed by a brisk afternoon stroll, food and exercise is a source of great pleasure for many.

For some however, prepping and cooking meals can be a great challenge and some elderly people resort to going without or snacking on unhealthy options, which can lead to poor health in the long term. Add this to the struggle of remaining active and it can become very easy for someone’s health to quickly deteriorate.

We explain how the support we offer at seakr can result in a healthier lifestyle for those we care for.

Healthy diet

The need to stay physically healthy is even more important as we get older and a healthy balanced diet is one way to support this.

A varied diet full of fresh, homemade meals is not only healthier, but also more enjoyable. Our carers can provide support with a wide range of food related tasks, including meal planning, shopping, food preparation, cooking and even clearing away! It’s also a great way to spend time together and build a great relationship.

Our Dementia Friends trained carer, Julie, was matched to an elderly client with Vascular Dementia thanks to her gentle nature, compassion and chef skills. The family wanted someone who could accommodate his fine taste buds as he was used to fine dining with his wife – Julie could accommodate his needs.

Healthy heart and body

Heart disease kills more than one in four people in the UK, according to the British Heart Foundation. Some of the most crucial ways to prevent heart problems is to eat well and stay active.

We match our carers to those they care for based on their likes, dislikes and hobbies. Staying active will be easier than ever when you have someone with similar interests providing care and helping you undertake the activities you love.

Beautician Carmen was handpicked by seakr thanks to her warm personality and ability to identify skin changes, which could indicate necessary changes in dietary needs and upkeep a person’s self care routine. Her focus is on ensuring her clients have adequate fluids and booster food types to keep energy levels and health systems balanced.

Healthy mind

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Many older people go days or even weeks without face-to-face interaction and experience long-term loneliness as a result. Our carers are here to provide companionship and support, whether that be helping around the house with cooking and cleaning, providing personal care, or taking you on outings to the shops or for scenic walks.

Let us help

If you or a loved one is struggling to cope at home, you might benefit from one of our bespoke care packages. We offer a range of short and long term care and support packages, in the Berkshire and Slough areas, tailored to your needs and interests.

To find out more, contact Fiona on 01753373083 or email helpful@seakr.co.uk