Nutritionist home visit on a budget?
May 15, 2012 8:33 AM Subscribe
I'd like to hire a nutritionist or a student nutritionist (there is a nearby college that offers degrees in Nutrition Science) to visit my mother a few times a week to create meal plans and give instruction. Is this (a) insanely expensive, (b) legal, considering a student would not have any legal standing to give health advice?
My mother is in dire need of food education. She is diabetic and cannot drive. She has a host of diet-related health issues, including congestive heart failure. She needs to cut down on salt dramatically. My father travels for work and leaves her for weeks at a time. A neighbor checks in on her every few days. Since she cannot stand for more than a few minutes at a time, she eats a lot of convenience food. That's where the salt comes in. She called 911 for "asthma" a few weeks ago. It was fluid in her chest cavity pressing on her lungs. She almost died. I cannot afford a lot, maybe $300 a month. I have offered to have her come stay with me for a while, but it would be temporary and with her health the way it is, she does not want to be away from her doctors. I live 6-7 hours away. What can I do?