Meal Preparation

For some older people living alone, preparing healthy and nutritious meals becomes a more of a chore and can often be replaced by more convenient, less heathy options. Eating grows to be less of a priority and health can suffer as a result.

Due to no fault of their own, proper meal preparation can be a struggle for older couples with mobility or physical difficulties. They stop shopping healthily, and a once balanced diet can deteriorate quickly.

Our meal preparation service varies client by client. We’ve found supporting you in planning, shopping and cooking meals is great for maintaining independence and encourages a healthier diet. Whatever level of support we agree on, having company while you eat, and promoting companionship and conversation is something we will always try to include.

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Meal Preparation Pricing


We believe that our clients should never feel unsure about financial commitments and should always be able to simply understand what they are paying for. By having a clear and transparent pricing policy, along with easy to read invoicing and payment options, you are guaranteed peace of mind.

We do not hide any fees. While each client package is individual, it is put together based on our standard rates giving our clients confidence they have made the right choice with Take Five Homecare. This is a commitment to you that we will never change.

Bespoke Packages

Each of our client’s support packages are developed to suit their needs. What works for one, may not be suitable for the next.  The packages detailed above are based on a cross section of enquires and will be tailored to suit your wishes.

Read Mary's Story

Mary has enjoyed a very full and active retirement so far but had started to become a little less confident with going out alone to do her shopping. She doesn’t have access to the internet and her family can only visit about once a month as they live so far away.

After careful consideration, Mary decided that she would still like to shop for herself if she had some company to help her to get out and about and to prepare meals.

Read Sidney's Story

Widowed three years ago, Sid now lives alone. He struggles to find the motivation for cleaning and generally looking after himself and has let things get on top of him a bit. He thought about having a cleaner before but finds it hard to relax thinking about what might happen to his prized collections with a stranger in the house.

Whenever his daughter visits, she spends most of the time tidying, running the vacuum around and washing up before she needs to leave.

Read Grace's Story

Spirited for her advancing years, Grace has started to become forgetful which has shaken her confidence a little. Her daughter lives close by and sees her every morning and evening, before and after work. There have been a few times where Grace has been confused and upset during the evening visit after being alone all day.

When her daughter’s family were due to go away on holiday last year, they decided to try Edith in a respite care home for a week.

Meal Preparation Near You

Get in-touch

We can be contacted using the details below. If you wish to enquire about using our services, please complete the home visit form and one of our friendly team will be in touch. 


01452 929 288


01453 798 583

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