Delivering food daily is tiring for her son. Help pls.
This 95-year-old woman is healthy, has no major health conditions except memory loss and she lives alone in an apartment. Her son brings food for the next day every evening because she loves food and will eat everything at once. She has caregivers who prepare lunch and dinner, as a way to ration her food consumption. Anything edible is put on a high shelf to prevent eating a whole box of cereal, cookies, oatmeal, etc. She is 4'9 and weighs about 90 lbs. We leave Cheerios l in a container on her kitchen counter so that she can eat at night. She has prepared meals delivered once a week. However, a caregiver must be there when they are delivered. Otherwise, she will eat two or three meals and desserts at one time. She loves sweets.
Parsing food this way is expensive, and we are not sure if she is getting enough to eat. I changed her diet, so she gets more protein and calories earlier in the day. But that has not eliminated her rapid consumption of a day's food at one time. IMO. She does not need all-day care yet because she is fit and agile.
I suggested buying a second refrigerator and putting a lock on it. Then her son or a caregiver could transfer the daily amount from one refrigerator to the one she uses. A second refrigerator would reduce the amount of time used in transporting food every day.
Has anyone faced this problem? Do you have suggestions for reducing the time allocated to delivering food? Thank you