LifeSpring Home Nutrition

At LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we aim to address the global healthcare crisis by providing healthy, Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices.

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Collaborating With Healthcare Professionals

Collaborating With Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals offer essential insights on providing the best nutrition to individuals with specific dietary needs. According to The Delaware Journal of Public Health, “Registered dietitian nutritionists are the experts on good nutrition and the food choices that can make us healthy, whether it’s a proper diet or eating to manage the symptoms of a disease or chronic condition.” In addition, “Registered dietitian nutritionists design nutrition programs to protect health, prevent allergic reactions and alleviate the symptoms of many types of disease.” Collaborating with healthcare professionals allows LifeSpring Home Nutrition to offer clients medically tailored meals (MTM), recovery boost, cancer support, and other essential services.

How Does LifeSpring Home Nutrition Collaborate With Healthcare Professionals?

LifeSpring Home Nutrition partners with managed care providers, including Cal Optima, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Scan Healthcare, and PACE. People are often referred to meal delivery services by healthcare professionals based on client needs and coverage. In-house healthcare professionals also ensure people receive quality meals. A registered dietician (RD) works with the meal preparation team and client coordinators to ensure balanced and healthy meal plans.

Healthcare professionals who provide individuals with information or referrals to LifeSpring Home Nutrition may include:

Nutrients states, “Multidisciplinary cooperation between healthcare professionals such as dietitians, physicians, nurses, or therapists is an indispensable prerequisite to ensure adequate nutritional care.” People with a high risk of preventable health issues may get referred to appropriate services, including healthy meal delivery. Food and nutrition services often cater to individuals who are disadvantaged, elderly, or disabled. Collaboration between healthcare professionals ensures a consistent response to health issues and dietary needs.

Working With a Registered Dietician and Other Healthcare Professionals

An RD helps people develop a better relationship with food and create healthier dietary habits. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), “RDNs play an important and direct role in helping their clients and patients understand how to ‘make every bite count’ by choosing foods rich in nutrients.” In addition to providing information about healthier foods and meal preparation, RDs also offer insights into various health conditions and their impact on a person’s diet or ability to absorb nutrients.

Some of the most common health issues impacting nutrition and diet include the following:

Malnutrition caused by these conditions may lead to unintentional and severe weight gain or loss. A balanced diet ensures improved quality of life and physical wellness for individuals with a high risk of preventable health issues.

What Are the Benefits of Collaborating With Healthcare Professionals?

Healthcare professionals have training and in-depth knowledge related to nutrition, making them experts in providing nutritional support services and advice. Many people are unaware of how their diet affects their mental and physical health. Healthcare professionals educate and inform community members about the potential benefits of dietary changes.

Saving on Healthcare Costs

Vulnerable individuals and families experience billions in healthcare costs every year. The majority of expensive health issues are preventable with proper diet and exercise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart attack and stroke are some of the most common preventable health issues. “More than 877,500 Americans die of heart disease or stroke every year—that’s one-third of all deaths. These diseases also take an economic toll, costing our health care system $216 billion per year and causing $147 billion in lost productivity on the job.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition fills in the gaps and helps people who might otherwise struggle to achieve a healthy and consistent diet.

Collaborating With Healthcare Professionals Through CalAIM

People can access food delivery services, including LifeSpring Home Nutrition, through CalAIM and other Medicaid programs. According to Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, “CalAIM provides coordinated support to meet each Medi-Cal enrollee’s physical, developmental, behavioral, and dental health needs as well as long-term services and health-related social support. Meal benefits are a large part of CalAIM and are approved at 12-week intervals with the guidance of a Registered Dietitian. If you have Medi-Cal, please contact your local main care provider or Social Services Agency to find out what services you are eligible for and ask them about the Medically Tailored meal benefit.”

Reducing Preventable Health Issues

Partnering with healthcare professionals reduces preventable health issues by ensuring people have access to essential resources, including MTM and food delivery services. Preventable health conditions cost Americans over $700 billion each year. According to Elsevier, “Preventing these risk factors would require an engagement with subsidising the availability of nutritious foods, disincentivising the commercial production of harmful products, investing in early childhood education that leads to healthy exercise and dietary habits, and creating cities that encourage healthy behaviours.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition provides nutritious meals, educates community members, and encourages healthy eating.

Wellness Checks and Monitoring General Wellness

Delivery drivers for LifeSpring Home Nutrition meet weekly with clients to deliver their meals. The interaction often doubles as a wellness check. Individuals who are elderly or disabled may have difficulty recognizing when they need to see a healthcare professional to address specific wellness issues. The delivery driver may notice signs of potential problems and direct the person to their healthcare provider. Often, a simple reminder is all it takes to help people recognize when to reach out for help if they experience any challenges related to their mental or physical health.

Collaborating with healthcare professionals ensures the meal preparation team and other departments remain consistent in the meals they create and deliver to people in the community. LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with a registered dietician and collaborates with other healthcare professionals and care providers to ensure the quality of services and food. To learn more about our weekly meal deliveries, call (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.