15 July 2021
Meal delivery services and help for those in older age
Staying independent is important to many of us and we want to do all we can to remain in our homes. Some of us will decide to install stairlifts to make this happen but what about when it comes to meals? In older age, taking care of every meal yourself, going shopping, and cooking, especially if you have limited mobility, can be tricky but there are options available to help people enjoy great food.
From cutting down shopping time and providing ingredients to delivering the meals right to your door, there are a host of services that can make life so much easier and convenient. If you are looking for a little extra help for yourself or perhaps for a loved one, take a look at the below options and meal delivery services.
Wiltshire Farm Foods
Wiltshire Farm Foods is a service delivering over 300 tasty meals across the UK. Prepared by their chefs, their meals and desserts can be cooked straight from frozen, either in your microwave or in the oven. Wiltshire Farm Foods offers free delivery throughout the UK, making it easy to have a weekly menu of great meals without the normal hassle. There is no contract to worry about, you simply browse their selection and place your order either online or over the phone.
Wiltshire Farm Foods explains how easy it is to get started: “Getting started with Wiltshire Farm Foods is quick and easy, and from start to finish, you'll receive good old-fashioned service with a smile!
“Shopping with us is simple, you can order what you want, when you want, with no contract or subscription.”
iCare Cuisine is a meal delivery service that provides both hot and frozen meals straight to your door. A free dessert is included with every meal and iCare Cuisine is specifically designed with the older population in mind, their goal is to help people stay independent for longer, doing their bit by making mealtimes that much easier. Both hot and frozen meals are delivered free of charge at lunchtime and their delivery personnel will even pack your food away for you, ready to be cooked in the microwave or the oven when you wish. You can get in touch on 0845 604 1125 to see if they deliver to your area.
Talking about their service, iCare Cuisine says: “Our service is not just about delivering good meals, it is about enabling people to maintain their independence at home. iCare delivery personnel are not just drivers they are also trained in care service. They can be relied on to help you make your menu choices and keep a friendly eye on your wellbeing and become a familiar face that visits you regularly.”
Specialising in delicious frozen meals and desserts delivered to your door, Oakhouse Foods puts service and food on an equal pegging, taking pride in offering a friendly personal service along with some fantastic meals to make life easier. On their website, you can browse a large range of frozen meals and desserts catered to your dietary needs or you can even request a brochure and make your order over the phone. Local friendly drivers will deliver your chosen meals and pack them away for you if you wish.
Speaking about their meals, Oakhouse Foods says: “Our ready meals are all made to be cooked straight from frozen to make them easy and quick for you to enjoy. Most of our meals can be cooked in the microwave or the oven, just be sure you follow the cooking instructions on each dish. Then sit back, relax and enjoy your meal!”
Parsley Box was created by its founders out of a desire to provide older people who live on their own fresh meals delivered to their door. All their meals are ready to store in the cupboard, without needing a freezer or fridge due to the food being slow-cooked and sealed to lock in the flavour, nutrients and freshness. You order online with free next day delivery on orders over £29 and the meals themselves are super convenient as they take just minutes to heat up. Parsley Box meals can be stored in the cupboard for up to six months, meaning you save on freezer space and can stock up well in advance.
There is no subscription with Parsley Box and the team have explained why they believe you should choose them: “We are passionate about providing tasty and convenient meals, treats and drinks for our growing number of customers. Our food is batch-cooked in UK kitchens to the highest quality and safety standards.
“We understand that saving time is important to you. Parsley Box meals take just minutes to heat through. You’ll find our meals are great value too, with lots of choice to suit your budget.”
If regular shopping has become too difficult recently, Hello Fresh offers a great service, delivering fresh ingredients right to your door, along with a recipe to follow to make your chosen meal. Cooking is a joy for so many of us and if you still like to put your meals together but want to cut out some of the hassle, Hello Fresh is a lovely option. You simply pick a plan, choose your desired meals and schedule weekly deliveries to your home. They provide you with easy-to-follow recipes and the exact ingredients you need to make the meal. You can skip a week or cancel at any time, making Hello Fresh a convenient solution for those who still love to cook.
Talking about their delivery service, Hello Fresh says: “Each week, you’ll open simple step-by-step recipes complete with nutritional information and fresh, pre-measured ingredients to get you whipping up delicious dinners in no time.”
UK Meal delivery services to help older people
- Wiltshire Farm Foods
- iCare Cuisine
- Oakhouse Foods
- Parsley Box
- Hello Fresh
As you can see, there are some excellent options depending on the help you are looking for. So, consider some of the above services and make mealtime that much simpler.
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