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Thread: Meals for Elderly Father

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    Fresh and Easy has some pretty good prepared meals that can be microwaved. Also, you might find some suitable options from Trader Joes, Costco, or Whole Foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Does he qualify for meals on wheels???
    No, he is pretty healthy. He has to be housebound and unable to drive in order to qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Found this that might help you locate a similar business near you:
    http://www.easymealprep.com/main/direct01.php

    Did a control/f on California and found 11 matches (with some of those having a chain of stores). This will at least give you some names to check out.
    I checked out that site, there are two in my area. 1 is closed (it says "for now"...whatever that means :roll: and the other just offers easier ways to prepare meals..not prepared and just reheat.

    Thanks for the info though :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfmikelson
    Fresh and Easy has some pretty good prepared meals that can be microwaved. Also, you might find some suitable options from Trader Joes, Costco, or Whole Foods.
    Fresh and Easy sounds like a good option, but they don't have any stores in my area just yet. I heard there is one opening in July though.... :thumbup: :lol:

    Trader Joes might have some good options as well.

    My father also has heart problems and has to watch his sodium intake - 2000 mg per day or less :-( Some of the prepared meals these days have almost that in one serving :!: But I will be on the lookout to see what I can find for about 500 mg per serving.

    Thanks for the ideas! :thumbup: :lol: :thumbup: :lol: :thumbup: :lol:

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    I really don't have any different ideas for meals but I do have a suggestion/warning for you. I was makig and freezing meals for my MIL in addition to buying her the soups and other canned food that she liked. It took me awhile to figure out that she was no longer able to figure out the microwave and was putting the food out for feral cats that roamed around her house. When I was cleaning out her house after she went into an assisted living situation, I found 5 pans that she had burned food to a black crisp in and tossed under the kitchen sink. So try to assess how he is doing with those kinds of task as he continues to age. Good luck in your search.

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    I don't know how Picky he is but there r some frozen meals that r lower sodium. Dh needs low sodium and I found a few. When u make ur own meals can't u freeze small portions of it in ziplock bags to take over. U could freeze 2 of each keep I to use for later. Ur sisters won't come over and have girls day and help make meals once a month?

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    I am just curious, what would he do on his own? Would he not eat, or eat junk food?
    It sounds like he is in pretty good shape mentally if he is still driving. Does he do his own shopping?

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    What about hiring someone to go in and cook an hour or so aday? or a few days a week it would give him companionship and a fresh face to tell all those stories to. what I make for dinner there is usually enough left over for lunch.

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    Have you considered:

    http://www.angelfoodministries.com/

    They offer individual frozen meals. The food is good also. They have sites across the US.

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    We have a huge Sunday dinner every week with MIL and FIL. I cook tons of food and send them leftovers home. They do not mind leftovers and manage to get 2 more meals out of them. I sometimes cook an extra dish that i don't put out for dinner so they can have something different one night. Also when my MIL was in the hospital we had to deliver dinner to FIL about every night. He eats early and I get home from work to late to feed him. I would cook one night, put his dinner in the fridge, then the next night that one got delivered to him as I was cooking again. Some meals don't stand up to that and we had to think about what we were cooking. Its very hard to do on a long term basis. Good luck!

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