Home Care Nutrition is proud to provide foods, beverages and specialty items to help those coping with various health conditions. Three of our major segments are for those with cancer, swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and those at risk of malnutrition. We offer a broad line of products to allow those individuals with swallowing difficulties to enjoy their favorite foods and beverages. And for those at or nearing malnutrition, we have a wide variety of food and beverages fortified with up to 20 vitamins and minerals to meet their nutritional needs.
In addition to dysphagia and malnutrition, we provide many other quality products designed for individuals with increased fiber demands, diabetes, specialized nutrition, and general nutritional items as well.
It can be challenging to maintain optimal nutrition and weight during cancer treatment. Hormel Vital Cuisine™ products are here to back you up during treatment. Hormel Vital Cuisine™ contains the protein and calories you can feel good about throughout your treatment journey.
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) can be nutritionally and emotionally devastating, with those affected losing interest in mealtime due to the difficulty the condition presents. Our products not only taste good and feel more familiar, making mealtime more desirable; they’re also safe and easier to swallow for those living with these difficulties.
Digestion & Constipation
There are a number of factors that can lead to constipation, including: reduced activity, dehydration, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and possible medication side effects. Our products are designed to support an effective bowel management program, offering fiber rich foods and fluids that taste good while being easy to prepare.
Malnutrition is a very prevalent condition in older adults, and is the result of an incomplete and insufficient diet. Our products incorporate the protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that are necessary components of every diet and sorely needed by those with malnutrition.
Whether it’s due to a specific chronic issue or simply for health-related weight loss concerns, a calorie-restricted diet provides many benefits, including helping manage conditions such as diabetes; a greatly lowered risk for most degenerative conditions of aging; and improved measures of general health.
A sodium restricted diet is used to treat many medical conditions including hypertension, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and other conditions that cause someone to retain fluid or sodium.
Pressure Ulcers & Wound Healing
Pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers or bed sores are all different names for the same problem, which is an ongoing battle for many who are providing care to older patients. We offer many products that are helpful in wound healing, including fortified drinks that are easily absorbed by the body.