Diet & Nutrition
Good nutrition and attractive tasty meals are an essential part of our service. Nutritional goals are achieved by consulting with our Registered Dietitian; Food Supervisor; staff; Resident’s Council and the resident. Three meals a day, plus three nutritious snacks are provided. Alternative selections are available at each meal and residents are made aware of their choices each time food is served. Special and therapeutic diets are prepared in accordance with doctor’s orders and a nutritional supplement is provided for the resident as required. Feeding devices are also available if necessary. (For example: rimmed plates, special cups and built up utensils). For the most part, meal services are provided in the dining room. If a resident is acutely ill, meals may be provided in his/her room.
Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Snack 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Snack 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Snack 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Home has a responsibility to our residents to ensure we provide the proper nutritional and dietary care as set by the Ministry of Health’s Program Standards and orders set by the resident doctor. To this degree our Home cannot:
- Store food in our Home that is brought in by resident families/visitors.serve food not prepared by the Home.
- Allow the use of the Home’s food preparation equipment (i.e. blender) that is brought into the Home from an outside source.
- Permit our staff to give a resident any food that is not within the resident’s dietary care plan assessment.
Sharing a Meal With a Resident
Family or visitors who want to share a meal that is brought into the Home from an outside source, may do by booking the Homes “Sitting Room” in advance. This can be booked through our Business Office Manager.
The cost of a guest meal ticket is $10.00 per person. Guest meal tickets can be purchased from the Business Office Manager during the week. After business hours and on weekends, they can be purchased at the Nursing Station.
Bookings for the sitting room must be scheduled through the Business Office. There is a two hour limit with an exception for holidays. On holidays, such as Christmas Day, the sitting room has a booking limit of one hour. Meal tickets for Christmas, Thanksgiving or other holidays are $15.00 per person. Booking private space is based on availability.
If outside meals are brought into the sitting room and there is a request for the use of the Nursing Home supplies, like cutlery or beverages, a $5.00 charge will be applied for each person dining.
Additional charges will apply if food, dishes, garbage or carpet stains are left behind in the sitting room.