Date : May 4, 2017
Therapeutic diets are becoming increasingly challenging and difficult to implement in the Senior Care Setting. Traditionally, Long Term Care homes have offered multiple therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements to improve the nutritional status of their residents. The special food items and supplements required for this approach adds costs to the food service department and may not have the desired positive outcomes for residents. This presentation will discuss how streamlining menus by liberalizing diets can improve the nutritional status and quality of life of seniors in care settings.
Barb is a Corporate Dietitian at Seasons Care Dietitian Network. She provides support to the Seasons Care Dietitians and provides ongoing dietary and nutrition support and education to Long Term Care and Retirement facilities. She works closely with the facilities to improve their dietary departments in order to meet Ontario's legislative requirements.
Prior to working at Seasons Care Dietitian Network, Barb worked as the Manager of Food and Environmental Services at Sunnyside Home in Kitchener , a 264 bed Long Term Care facility. She has also worked in hospital food service management in hospitals in Stratford, London ,Toronto and Winnipeg throughout her career.