Nutrition and Food Services
The scope and function of the Nutrition and Food Services Department is to provide optimal nutritional care and quality food service for residents, staff and guests.
Delivery of this service is met by ensuring the provision of meal service that pleases and satisfies residents while meeting their nutritional requirements. Resident’s food preferences are always considered. The food services department provides a variety of foods that please and satisfy guests in a pleasant homelike atmosphere. The weekly menu is posted in each building.
Residents requiring specific dietary restrictions or texture modifications are assessed by the dietitian. Changes in diet are communicated with the physician, nursing staff, resident and family.
The Dietitian works closely with nursing staff and other health professionals to ensure all residents nutritional needs are met. The Dietitian will visit each resident and contact family members to discuss dietary issues and concerns. Information on health and nutrition is also provided to staff and volunteers through in-services and one-on-one meetings. The Dietitian also provides input in menu planning and revisions.