Personalized Hospice Dietician in Orange County
Taking Dietary Needs Into Consideration
Food is an important part of life. Concerns about proper nutrition and eating abound throughout our lives, but especially when an individual is facing a terminal illness or end of life. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know what your loved one needs when they are facing the end of a life-limiting illness.
What food a person eats impacts the way the body gains energy and vitality. When a person is sick or nearing the end of their life, the body doesn’t necessarily process food the same way it used to.
Some results of the wrong diet during hospice care may include:
- Medical complications
Having the help of an Orange County dietician such as those at Valley Oaks Hospice can help you navigate the diet and nutrition that your loved one needs. Nutritional needs at the end of life change dramatically, and food that your relative used to enjoy no longer bring pleasure.
Let us help with your loved one's diet. Valley Oaks Hospice can create a personalized care plan. Contact us today at (626) 671-4449.
When Your Loved One No Longer Eats
As the body begins to shut down at the end of life, it’s normal for them to no longer desire food or drinks. However, this condition can be very distressing to most family members. As body systems slow and eventually stop, the caloric needs of an ill patient decrease dramatically. The body begins to lose the ability to digest food and maintain the proper balance of fluids. As a result, eating in a normal way causes severe discomfort and distress.
At Valley Oaks Hospice, we can develop a personalized care plan that helps your loved one get the nutrition they need through all stages of hospice care. Our Walnut dieticians can help you find proper food and preparation that can make eating more palatable to the ill. We can also help you understand the body’s natural processes at the end of life.
Contact Valley Oaks Hospice for a patient evaluation today at (626) 671-4449. We provide hospice care in Orange County.