A Registered Dietitian provides consultation, in-service training and nutritional risk assessments in accordance with the requirements of the Long Term Care Facilities Program Manual. Nutritional services are provided under the direction of the Dietary Manager who plans menus and diets in accordance with the physicians’ orders. Residents’ preferences are considered in the preparation and planning of meals.
- Special and therapeutic diets are prepared according to the needs of the resident.
- Nutritional supplements and feeding aides are provided if determined appropriate by professional assessment completed in the home.
- Meal service is offered in the dining rooms, although for residents who may be acutely ill, meals will be provided in their room on a short term basis.
Menus are based on a three week rotation and change twice annually in the spring and fall and allow the Dietician to incorporate seasonal items.
All residents admitted to Richmond Terrace are assessed at the time of admission and regularly thereafter, for their nutritional needs by the Dietician.
All Dietary Aids hold certificates in Food Handling and many hold Food Service Worker Certificates or are working toward attaining them.
Meal Service for Visitors
Meals can be purchased by resident’s family from the Business 24 hours in advance. The cost of each meal is $6.50 payable at the Business Office.
Snacks and beverages are available from the vending machines.
Food Committee meetings are held every two months following or before Resident Council meeting.
The Food Service Supervisor and/or Dietitian attend these meetings to deal with food concerns and receive feedback/approval of menus throughout the year.