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What Food Is Served At Elderly Care Facilities? April 9, 2019

What Food Is Served At Elderly Care Facilities?, West Plains, Missouri

A warm, freshly-prepared meal is one of the comforts of daily life we associate with our homes. If you’re exploring elderly care options, ensure the meals they serve are balanced and comforting to make yourself or a relative feel welcome and well cared for. Here is all you need to know about how senior homes plan their menus.

The Importance of Quality Food for Seniors

elderly careCertain vitamins and minerals found in food help us maintain optimal health, which can improve the quality of life of seniors. Calcium and vitamin D support bone health, while potassium can help control blood pressure. Fiber is also essential for older individuals to promote gastrointestinal health.

Beyond a balanced diet, seniors also need access to appealing and wholesome meals that make them feel at home. Eating should be an enjoyable activity, and having comforting foods such as mashed potatoes, hearty meats, and even controlled portions of desserts can boost their mood and mental health.

Typical Meals at Care Facilities

In elderly care residences, people usually have a time window of about 2 hours to enjoy their three meals, allowing them to plan around their schedule.

Breakfast might include a choice of protein such as eggs or sausage, as well as whole-grain cereals, bread, fruit, and juices. Lunch and dinner might feature square meals such as soup and sandwich or roast beef, with a selection of sides and a dessert. Some facilities also offer an “anytime” menu, allowing residents to snack in between meals as they please.

 

If you’re seeking an elderly care facility where home-cooked meals are always served, turn to West Vue, Inc. in West Plains, MO. Featuring housing options for independent seniors, assisted living, and nursing care, this retirement community offers welcoming living spaces and a range of activities to make residents feel at home at all stages of their life. Learn more about their onsite dining services on their website, or call (417) 256-2152 to speak with a team member.

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