"COOKING UNDER PRESSURE" PROGRAM
Locations accross the USA.
Free guide to help caregivers with senior meals available for download.
"Inability to shop and cook can be major challenges to eating healthy, especially among recently hospital-discharged older adults…. physical functioning is very important to the quality of food that is in the home and to the meals that are prepared."
-Dr. Nadine Sahyoun -Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland source:caregiverstress.com
The Cooking Under Pressure Program is a part of an elderly nutrition campaign started by Home Instead Senior Care that provides education, support and help to seniors and their families who may be too overwhelmed with the responsibilities of caregiving to prepare healthy nutritious meals. Family caregivers most often have multiple responsibilities and proper nutritional dietary needs for a senior can become sidelined.
The program helps caregivers prepare meals for seniors with the Cooking Under Pressure Program handbook which provides nutrition tips, healthy recipes, grocery shopping tips such as collecting grocery coupons or using senior discounts and suggests healthy foods that seniors should always have on hand.
Mobility problems by arthritis, other health conditions, and the effect of medications can prevent seniors from grocery shopping and the ability to make healthy choices. Isolated seniors are more at risk for malnutrition as they may show little interest in eating.
The program lists the warnings signs of senior malnutrition:
-Loss of appetite
-Little to no interest in eating out
-Sudden weight fluctuation
-Expired or spoiled food
-Cognitive problems or dementia that may cause seniors to forget to eat
-A recent illness
Home Instead created the Cooking Under Pressure Program in partnership with nutrition experts at the University of Maryland and Duke Diet and Fitness Center at Duke University Medical Center.