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Meals for elderly parent

My mum needs somone to deliver a hot meal to her daily as late into the day as possible. She’s adamant her 5pm meal.is her main meal. She won’t have the cooker used in the house due to a house fire 2 year’s ago resulting in her unable to leave the house and struggle entering the kitchen and bathroom due to anxiety. She can’t be in the kitchen long enough to mirlcroave a meal. I live 3 hours away and go every other weekend but can’t rely on siblings when I’m.not there. Looking for services in Sunderland but struggling to locate a company.


  • My mum needs somone to deliver a hot meal to her daily as late into the day as possible. She’s adamant her 5pm meal.is her main meal. She won’t have the cooker used in the house due to a house fire 2 year’s ago resulting in her unable to leave the house and struggle entering the kitchen and bathroom due to anxiety. She can’t be in the kitchen long enough to mirlcroave a meal. I live 3 hours away and go every other weekend but can’t rely on siblings when I’m.not there. Looking for services in Sunderland but struggling to locate a company.

    We can all get set in our ways, especially when it comes to meals and times when we prefer to eat them. Due to your Mothers anxieties, can I suggest you see if ‘meals on wheels’ (RVS) operate a service where your mother lives, although realistically I would not think that they would deliver that late in the day. Perhaps you can try and persuade her to eat her main meal midday, from a point of helping her digestion! If she is not eating hot meals this could impact on her health, especially when the weather gets colder. Does she have a neighbour, or friend that could pop a hot meal round to her? However, its the time constraints that’s the issue – There may be a lunch club or a church that provides hot meals, but again she would have to fit in with them. If she has a microwave then maybe you/she could pay for 30 mins care from a care agency (approx. £15) to reheat a meal for her – then you have a choice of meals from Wiltshire Farm foods or Oakhouse Foods delivered. Hope that’s given you some ideas.

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