Nutritious, attractive and appetizing meals are an essential part of the resident’s wellbeing. Our four week seasonal menus, developed in consultation with Resident Food Committee members, are reviewed by our Dietitian to meet all Ontario Ministry of Health regulations. All meals are served in our home-like dining rooms as we believe in the holistic benefits of socializing with others. For those who like to sleep in, a continental breakfast is available in the dining room or they may choose a light snack from the family friendly area. Lunch and dinner include two entrée choices, offered verbally and visually. A variety of beverages and snacks are served mid morning, in the afternoon and evening.
Nutritional goals are developed by the home’s Registered Dietitian with input from the resident, family members and the care team. For those requiring individualized therapeutic nutritional interventions, the Registered Dietitian assesses and develops a plan in partnership with the home’s Physician. To maintain independence, an assistive device such as rimmed plates, special cups and built-up utensils are available, where possible, for residents after being assessed by our Restorative Care Coordinator.
Food and beverages are carefully handled in our home to prevent any possible food-borne illness or contamination. If you want to bring food and beverages into the home, please consult with the registered nursing staff prior to your visit. Some foods require refrigeration, special storage, or could be harmful for those on special diets or medications. We ask that no food be left in a resident’s room unless discussed with the registered nursing staff. Only non-perishable food should be brought in and must be stored in an airtight container and labeled with the resident’s name and the date it was received. Families may provide alcohol if requested by the resident and authorized by the Physician. Responsible use of alcoholic beverages may be allowed with a Physician’s written order. We ask that you co-operate with this policy as the mixing of alcohol with medications may produce severe allergic or adverse reactions.