More Food, Glorious Food!
With summer now here, fresh, healthy summer menus are being rolled out across all Resthaven residential aged care homes.
Crumbed fish with lemon, spring vegetable soup, and salmon with garden salad are just some of the menu choices on one day’s menu, photographed at Resthaven Paradise.
‘We are proud of the meals we serve,’ says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services.
‘We go to great lengths to consult with residents and to ensure they enjoy nutritious, delicious meals, cooked fresh from our individual site kitchens.’
‘Our four-week rotational menus are prepared for summer and winter. Prior to each seasonal menu release, residents are given the opportunity to complete meal and menu surveys, so that they can indicate their preferences, or request their favourite meals,’ says Tina.
‘Once feedback is reviewed, the menu is developed by the site cook and Coordinator Housekeeping Services.’
‘All reasonable preferences are considered, along with individual dietary requirements.’
‘As the menus change every summer and winter, the menu choices reflect the warmer or cooler weather – such as hearty soups during the colder months, and light, fresh salads in summer.’
‘Each site enjoys a menu with an array of choices that reflect the preferences and tastes of the residents living there, with meals freshly made in the site kitchens.’
‘Residents are encouraged to provide feedback about their meals throughout the year, and we cater to individual dietary needs.’
‘Enjoying good quality food is so important to quality of life, and we pride ourselves on bringing this to Resthaven residents.’
‘We have been focussing on improving the dining experience in our dining rooms, so that mealtimes are pleasurable.’
‘Entertaining over a meal is something most people look forward to and enjoy, so we also have private dining rooms available at a number of sites for families and friends to book and enjoy special occasions together. This is particularly beneficial for residents who have difficulty getting out and about.’
‘Another opportunity is the High Tea package that can be booked and purchased for those special occasions.’
This menu is from a day at Resthaven Paradise
Crumbed Fish with Lemon and Tartare
Pear Crumble and Ice Cream
Beef and Vegetable Hot Pot
Salmon with Garden Salad or Potato Salad
Chicken and Salad
Check out an example of a winter menu here.
Each residential site at Resthaven features differing menus, reflecting individual choices as determined by the seasonal menu survey and dietary requirements of the residents. All meals are cooked fresh onsite.
Serving sizes and texture will be adjusted according to each resident’s needs, dietary, and health requirements.