Making Mealtime Happier for Long-Term Care Patients

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For many families, the act of eating is about more than simply food. It can be about family time, with the dining table serving as a gathering space to talk about the day or share moments of laughter. It can be a time for fellowship, during which you feed both the body and the soul. Food can also mean a festive affair, an occasion to celebrate and enjoy the company of our friends and loved ones.

Whatever food means to you, we want that experience to continue when you or your loved one becomes a resident at Better Options. We believe food should be an enjoyable culinary experience for everyone, including our residents. That’s why we make every effort possible to create a more meaningful and happier experience for our long-term care patients.

Customized Meals

At Better Options, we cater to our residents’ every need, including their appetites. That’s because we believe in a holistic care approach that encompasses everything from long-term treatment to daily habits, such as eating and self-care. Like many other features of our specialty care facility, mealtime is tailored to your individual needs. You’ll receive three well-balanced meals, plus two delicious snacks each day.

If something that we’re serving isn’t quite your cup of tea, not to worry. Our chefs accept personal requests so that you can customize your individual order. If there’s something that you’re craving, simply let us know, and we’ll have our chef whip it up special, just for you. We can’t guarantee that it will taste exactly like Mom’s home cooking, but we can guarantee each meal will be healthy and satisfying.

Your Schedule

In addition to customizing meals for you upon request, we also serve your food on your schedule. We understand that each person has their own internal biological clock. Some people like to rise early and have a hearty breakfast to start the day. Others like to sleep in and have breakfast during the lunch hour. Whatever time your personal biological clock runs on, we’ll be ready to serve your meals according to your schedule.

For our residents who enjoy socializing at mealtime, we also serve hot, freshly prepared meals in our dining room. You can gather around the table with your Better Options family, just as you would gather around the dinner table at home. Depending on your desires and abilities, you can enjoy mealtime in the privacy of your own room or surrounded by other residents in a communal area. We make mealtime a happier experience for our long-term care patients by creating the type of dining experience they enjoy most.

Fresh IngredientsMaking Mealtime Happier for Long-Term Care Patients

As mentioned before, we believe in a holistic care approach for our residents. In other words, our approach to care encompasses the body, mind, and spirit in order to optimize your overall health and wellness. Often times, one aspect of our holistic care approach will feed into another. Our vegetable garden is one such example. Our beautiful grounds feature a gazebo and garden that will feed your soul. Though you or your loved one may have limited mobility, we believe you should still be able to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors.

While you’re outside enjoying the beautiful landscape, you can also pick vegetables from the garden to be used in your very own meals. You can even make a bouquet from the seasonal flowers we grow to place on your bedside or dining room table. Take a look at our gallery to see some of the beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables that we grow. Tending to our garden is the perfect way to nurture the mind, body, and soul.

Family Time

Once you settle in at Better Options, we hope that it will begin to feel like your very own home. We also hope that you’ll feel a part of our family here. But we understand that you’ll want to enjoy visits from your friends and loved ones while you’re at the facility. That’s why we have an open-door policy.

Have a birthday or special holiday that you want to celebrate? Want to have your family over to enjoy a Sunday meal? Better Options has dedicated space for hosting gatherings or visits with your guests. You and your family can have meals together in our common area, whether it’s a simple family dinner or a huge celebration with all of your relatives and friends.

Holistic Care

At Better Options, we want to serve you meals that you will enjoy. But what we want even more, is to cater to your mealtime habits. If you enjoy eating in peace and quiet, we’ll serve you your meals in your private room. If you want to socialize in a big group setting, we’ll invite you into our dining room to enjoy meals with other residents. However you enjoy your meal the most is how we are prepared to provide it to you.

After all, your peace and mind are an integral part of our holistic care approach. We believe in sustenance for the soul and mind as much as we believe in sustenance for the body. Your meal should absolutely provide your body with the nourishment it needs to maintain overall physical health. But we believe you will truly start feeling your best when you allow your soul to thrive. That’s why we do everything we can to optimize comfort levels and meet all your emotional needs.

At Better Options, our holistic care approach will leave no detail overlooked. By focusing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual, you’ll begin living your best life. We hope you’ll choose to do it here, alongside us. We’re prepared to help you every step of the way. We want your mealtime to be the best possible experience and for you to enjoy it in the best possible place.

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