Why do you need this book?
Group Homes, Congregate Living and Assisted Living Communities provide a home-like environment for adults needing assistance with their daily care. Each person residing in assisted living communities is an individual with a personality of his or her own. The residents lifetime habits and unique needs and experiences require that their choices are met and their dignity and individuality respected. Meals are a highlight in everyone’s life and an important part of the care received in these homes. Many require modified diets, and in keeping with the philosophy to provide liberalized diets that meet individual tastes and ethnic and religious choices, this simplified manual does just that.
The primary purpose of this book is to provide simplified guidelines to assist care givers to provide wholesome, safe and appetizing food that meets the nutritional and psychosocial needs of consumers under our care. The diets and nutrition guidelines will help meet clients, families and significant others wishes while complying with physicians orders and Regional Centers, local, State and Federal requirements.