Craving  Companionship SM
Craving Companionship SM <ul><li>Lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
The Recipe Contest <ul><li>Submit a favorite family recipe and the story behind it for the Craving Companionship SM  Recip...
Home Alone <ul><li>Craving Companionship is geared to helping older adults who live alone.  </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 per...
Making Meals and Memories <ul><li>Nutritious meals are important, but many seniors want to relive a time around the dinner...
The Research* <ul><li>An overwhelming majority of seniors (85%) say that having someone to share their meals makes those t...
The Expert Source <ul><li>Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging </li></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
The Nutritional Risks <ul><li>Two of five U.S. seniors who live alone have at least four warning signs of poor nutritional...
The Challenges <ul><li>1.  Lack of mealtime companionship </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Cooking for one </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Eati...
The Challenges Continued . . .  <ul><li>6.  High expense of cooking for one </li></ul><ul><li>7.  Relying too much on conv...
The Obstacles <ul><li>Family and friends don’t have time (28%) </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends live too far away (20%...
The Benefit of Companionship  <ul><li>59% of seniors say they eat more nutritiously when family and friends are around </l...
To Learn More <ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Inste...
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According to new research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network,
seniors who live alone generally eat more nutritiously when sharing meals with family
and friends. To provide further incentive for sharing family meals, Home Instead, Inc has created Craving Companionship, a free support program which offers
family caregivers tips and practical advice to encourage companionship and easy,
healthy meals. As part of this program, the Homemade Memories Recipe Contest
(“Contest”) aims to help families revive mealtimes with their senior loved ones by inviting
seniors and their families to submit their favorite family recipes, along with a story to
explain why these family recipes are so treasured.

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Craving Companionship

  1. 1. Craving Companionship SM
  2. 2. Craving Companionship SM <ul><li>Lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program offers tips and practical advice to encourage companionship and easy healthy meals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages family caregivers to revive mealtimes for isolated and lonely seniors. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Recipe Contest <ul><li>Submit a favorite family recipe and the story behind it for the Craving Companionship SM Recipe Contest: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contest entry period runs from July 15 to September 15, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected recipes and stories will be posted online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homemade Memories SM Cookbook will feature selected recipes and stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cookbook will be available for purchase in time for 2011 holiday season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cookbook proceeds will go to the non-profit Home Instead Senior Care ® Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to www.mealsandcompanionship.com </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Home Alone <ul><li>Craving Companionship is geared to helping older adults who live alone. </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 percent of the population 75+ lives alone* </li></ul><ul><li>*U.S. Census Bureau </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making Meals and Memories <ul><li>Nutritious meals are important, but many seniors want to relive a time around the dinner table when they are sharing their lives with the people they love most. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Research* <ul><li>An overwhelming majority of seniors (85%) say that having someone to share their meals makes those times more satisfying. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly one-half (48%) say their mealtimes are more satisfying if they have someone prepare their meals for them. </li></ul><ul><li>*From research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Expert Source <ul><li>Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Who Wants to Eat Alone? Nobody” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The agency’s popular home-delivered meals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>program, also known as Meals On Wheels ® , </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>illustrates the value of meals and companionship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation is indicative of bigger challenges </li></ul></ul></ul>Sandy Markwood
  8. 8. The Nutritional Risks <ul><li>Two of five U.S. seniors who live alone have at least four warning signs of poor nutritional health, according to Home Instead Senior Care ® network research.* The signs and their incidence rates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating alone most of the time (76%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking three or more different medications a day (71%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating few fruits, vegetables or milk products (46%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Having an illness/condition that prompted a diet change (31%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not being able to shop, cook or feed themselves (25%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* The warning signs of poor nutritional health were previously identified and published by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Challenges <ul><li>1. Lack of mealtime companionship </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cooking for one </li></ul><ul><li>3. Eating nutritious meals </li></ul><ul><li>4. Grocery shopping for one </li></ul><ul><li>5. Eating three meals a day </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Challenges Continued . . . <ul><li>6. High expense of cooking for one </li></ul><ul><li>7. Relying too much on convenience food </li></ul><ul><li>8. Loss of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>9. Eating too much food </li></ul><ul><li>10. Eating too little food </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Obstacles <ul><li>Family and friends don’t have time (28%) </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends live too far away (20%) </li></ul><ul><li>(Find complete executive summary of the research at www.mealsandcompanionship.com ) </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Benefit of Companionship <ul><li>59% of seniors say they eat more nutritiously when family and friends are around </li></ul><ul><li>The connection of a family caregiver or professional CAREGiver SM can make all the difference </li></ul>
  13. 13. To Learn More <ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver SM please contact one of our offices. </li></ul>Sequim Port Ludlow Port Townsend 675 N. Fifth Avenue 9483 Oak Bay Road 74 Kala Square Place Sequim, WA 98382 Port Ludlow, WA 98365 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 681-2511 (360) 437-9884 (360) 385-6357       www.homeinstead.com/650

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