Clinical evidence shows that good nutrition at home is essential for helping the elderly and disabled remain independent and stay out of hospitals and nursing homes.
Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Today, Mom’s Meals NourishCare, a company that delivers fresh-made meals to homes nationwide, introduces its Cancer Support and Pureed Meals for patients who are receiving and recovering from treatments for cancer and those who suffer from difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia.
“For many patients and their caregivers, traveling to the supermarket, shopping, and preparing a meal is too big a task in addition to managing their treatments and conditions,” says Rick Anderson, President of Mom’s Meals. “Our home-delivered meals are designed by a team of Registered Dietitians and chefs to meet the leading guidelines of specific disease states. We are addressing an unmet need and vastly improving the quality of life for our customers.”
Over one million people in the United States get cancer every year. Mom’s Meals NourishCare Cancer Support Menu for cancer patients was designed to assist in maintaining body weight and strength, which can play a role in fighting infection. Research has shown healthy eating habits and good nutrition can help patients deal with the effects of cancer and its treatment. Each meal has an average of 600 calories and 30 grams of protein and is complete with a protein, grain, vegetable and snack. The Cancer Support Menu was developed with Oncology specialized Registered Dietitians and in accordance with guidelines from American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
A sample of menu items for the Cancer Support Menu includes: Cinnamon Oatmeal with Sliced Peaches and Granola Topping, String Cheese & Almonds; Beef and Vegetable Pot Pie with Baked Apples and Topping; Grilled Chicken Breast with Herb Potatoes and Broccoli, Margarine, Fruit Juice & Triple Chocolate Cookie.
Approximately 10 million Americans are evaluated each year with swallowing difficulties caused by neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis; surgery to the mouth, throat or gastrointestinal tract; radiation therapy for oropharyngeal cancer; or other gastrointestinal lesions. Mom’s Meals NourishCare Pureed Meals are a solution for those with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and are designed to meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics requirements for Dysphagia Level 1 – Pureed Nutrition Therapy.
A sample of menu items for the NourishCare Pureed Meals includes: French Toast with Pork Breakfast Patty and Cinnamon Apples; Pork with BBQ Sauce, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans, Fruit & Chocolate Pudding; Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with Sweet Potatoes and Fruit.
“We know that the right nutrition at home is directly linked to one’s well-being,” says Anderson. “In fact, clinical evidence shows that good nutrition at home is essential for helping the elderly and disabled remain independent and stay out of hospitals and nursing homes.”
For both Mom’s Meals NourishCare Cancer Support Menu and Pureed Menu, meals are fully prepared and include snacks. Patients can choose the meals they enjoy from the Cancer Support Menu for only $6.49 each and from the Pureed Menu for $7.49 each.
Some patients may qualify for reimbursed meals. Mom’s Meals NourishCare is a certified Medicaid Waiver and government service provider, with waiver availability varying by state. A team of Registered Dietitians is available to answer nutrition questions, and weekly calls are made to patients to assist with meal selection or program questions. Meals can be ordered by phone 1-877-508-6667 or at http://www.MomsMeals.com.
Mom’s Meals NourishCare recognizes that nutritional needs vary for each patient. Patients should always consult with their doctor before starting any nutrition program. Mom’s Meals NourishCare does not claim to treat or cure conditions and is not a substitute for medication.
Mom’s Meals NourishCare is a leading provider of fresh-made, home-delivered meals for Medicaid Waiver, Medicare Advantage, Dual Eligible and Private-Pay customers nationwide. Menus support major health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and more. For more information, visit http://www.MomsMeals.com.