Good nutrition and attractive meals are an essential part of our service. Nutritional goals are achieved through our Dietary Department. Three meals a day plus nutritious snack are provided for residents in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations. Alternate selections to the main entrée are always available and residents are provided choices at each meal.
- 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.
The Director of Dietary Services is responsible for supervising the team of Dietary Staff. Menus are assessed by our Registered Dietician and are approved by the Residents’ Council as part of the Food Circle Meeting.
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 Watford QCC are assessed at the time of admission and regularly thereafter, for their nutritional needs by the Dietician and Director of Dietary Services.
Dietary Aides hold certificates in Food Handling and many hold Food Service Worker Certificates or are working toward attaining them.
Special occasion meals are held throughout the year. The summer BBQs are the most popular. Once a month the Residents’ Council choose their own menu for a special meal day.
Meal Service for Visitors
Meal service for visitors is available by purchasing a meal from the charge nurse or the office staff. Snacks and beverages are available from the vending machines in the hall across from the small dining room.