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Old 10-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Food in assisted living and nursing homes etc.

If you like eating a healthy diet, be sure to try your best to stay out of assisted living and nursing homes. Also, a new trend in FL (new to me) is rental apartments that serve three meals per day in a big cafeteria. When I looked over the menu at one of these places, it looked about the same as restaurant food.

My only experience with nurising home food is when I used to visit my grandfather several years ago. He would get a big piece of chicken, for example, but a very very small salad served in a saucer. Then bread and mashed potatoes. Choice of drinks: A carton of milk, soda or coffee. Dessert would be pudding or something like that. This was in CT and I was told that they had to have a dietition on staff. Then why don't they get healthier food? They said it was because most people won't eat healthier food. They serve whatever the average person will eat. So why do they have a dietition on staff? Because CT law requires it.

When I visited my aunt in an assisted living facility, there was a menu to choose from but it was far from being the healthy food I would eat at home. Basically, it's restaurant food.

Maybe they should call these places "assisted dying" facilities. From my experience, the food they serve is not about extending life or rehabilitation. Many people enter these places overweight and broken down and they will get the same food that put them there in the first place.

Do you have any experience on this subject that you would like to share?

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Food in assisted living and nursing homes etc.

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If you like eating a healthy diet, be sure to try your best to stay out of assisted living and nursing homes. Also, a new trend in FL (new to me) is rental apartments that serve three meals per day in a big cafeteria. When I looked over the menu at one of these places, it looked about the same as restaurant food.

My only experience with nurising home food is when I used to visit my grandfather several years ago. He would get a big piece of chicken, for example, but a very very small salad served in a saucer. Then bread and mashed potatoes. Choice of drinks: A carton of milk, soda or coffee. Dessert would be pudding or something like that. This was in CT and I was told that they had to have a dietition on staff. Then why don't they get healthier food? They said it was because most people won't eat healthier food. They serve whatever the average person will eat. So why do they have a dietition on staff? Because CT law requires it.

When I visited my aunt in an assisted living facility, there was a menu to choose from but it was far from being the healthy food I would eat at home. Basically, it's restaurant food.

Maybe they should call these places "assisted dying" facilities. From my experience, the food they serve is not about extending life or rehabilitation. Many people enter these places overweight and broken down and they will get the same food that put them there in the first place.

Do you have any experience on this subject that you would like to share?
the Ministry of Long Term Care (our govt) only allows them 11.00 a day to feed them, so why do you think they are eating garbage meals, the govt has a quota of dollars and just like the diapers they need at night , the govt has a quota of 2.

the nursing homes are for the govt dollars only , forget the life of the person.

 
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Re: Food in assisted living and nursing homes etc.

I never had fears about getting old till I was in a nursing home for rehab on my hips! The food was terrible and cold and a LOT to be desired. Don'tknow how they get away with it but they do.
I wanted to helpeveryone and bring them food from home when I was better. Maybe there aresome good ones out there but so far I haven'tseen any or heardof any good ones in Florida! I hope I never have to experience thatand will do my best not too!!

 
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this is really depressing ....

 
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