A healthy and balanced diet is central to keeping elderly people in good health. However, as we get older it can become more difficult to prepare fresh and healthy meals on a regular basis. For more information about the importance of healthy eating, you can read our Guide to Keeping Healthy in Older Age.
On this page, you can find out more about how your relative in Hertfordshire can receive either hot meals directly to their door, or frozen meals that they can simply microwave at a time that suits them.
Your relative may also be interested in Hertfordshire’s Lunch Clubs and Day Care Centres, which can both guarantee your relative is regularly eating hot cooked meals. They are also a great social opportunity if they would like to enjoy some company with their meal!
Health & Independent Living Support - Meals on Wheels
Hertfordshire’s local councils all provide a meals on wheels service through Health & Independent Living Support. The service can provide hot main meals, dessert and cold breakfasts straight to your relative’s door between 11:30am and 2:00pm, 365 days a year.
There is a wide menu available for your relative to choose from and they can accommodate to dietary requirements as well as offering specialist Kosher, Halal, Caribbean and West Indian menus.
This Meals on Wheels service is primarily aimed at people in Hertfordshire who have difficulty preparing a meal safely for themselves, people who have a physical or mental disability, those whose carer is away and those who have recently left hospital or are recovering from illness.
You can take a look at the HILS website through the details provided below for more information on pricing.
National Meal Delivery Services in Hertfordshire
Oakhouse Foods have an extensive menu and deliver frozen ready meals throughout Hertfordshire. They are able to cater to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences and offer a Mini Meals service for people who prefer to have smaller portions. You can order a free brochure in the post, or look at their Online Menu on the Oakhouse Foods website.
Wiltshire Farm Foods
Wiltshire Farm Foods have a menu of over 300 frozen meals for your relative to choose from, including vegetarian meals and meals that can meet specific dietary requirements. They offer free meal delivery throughout Hertfordshire and your relative can browse their Online Menu, or request a free brochure from Wiltshire Farm Food to be sent to their house.