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What questions should I ask about food service in nursing homes?

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Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Does the nursing home provide three nutritionally balanced meals a day, seven days a week?
  • Is the food hot, attractive, and tasty?
  • Are snacks available?
  • How are special diets handled? May a resident request special foods?
  • Is drinking water always accessible?
  • Are common dining areas available or do residents eat meals in their rooms?
  • May meals be provided at times a resident prefers or are there set meal times?
  • Is assistance available for residents who need help with eating?

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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