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How is the eating service in an Assisted Living Facility?

Nora

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Dear Nora,

We have been collecting information regarding old people living in an specific Assisted Living Facility and we have found the following issues about eating:
 
-Around twenty percent of the residents need assisting with eating.
 
-Another small percentage, around 5% people there, due to their health they neither have any interest about eating nor capacity or ability to do it by their self.
 
-The people unable to eat properly need support from the staff in order to reach the minimal intakes of food and minimal amounts of calories and nutrients.
 
-The staff gives them multivitamin supplements and different liquid shakes of vitamins.
 
-The diet usually is adequate with the exception sometimes of excessive sugar eaten through pies, cookies and ice creams.
 
-Fruits should be taken in more consideration.
 
 -Some foods don't have the optimal presentation because a good number of residents in the facility don't have the physical means like teeth. They have usually denture.
 
-Cookers and people working on the kitchen usually do a good job; they care about the residents in the Assisted Living Facility and their food demands.

 

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