Residents look forward to mealtime throughout the day. Here at Workmen’s Circle MultiCare Center, we serve our meals Family Style. Dietary personnel serves the meal directly from heated steam tables in the Resident dining rooms allowing hot food to be served hot and meals to be more appetizing. The aroma alone of a home cooked meal has improved the overall meal service satisfaction. The Family Style dining experience has proven to increase resident acceptance and satisfaction while improving nutritional intake, promoting weight gain, and fostering resident friendships in the dining room.
Once admitted to Workmen’s Circle MultiCare Center, a Dietitian will interview each resident, obtain food preferences and complete a detailed nutritional assessment. We provide nutritionally complete meals and therapeutic diets as prescribed by the Physicians. Supplements, nourishments and nutritional counseling are provided during the resident’s stay when necessary, and a Dietitian is available upon and after discharge for any of your nutrition concerns. A monthly menu planning committee meets to discuss overall satisfaction and allows residents to offer feedback and offer meal suggestions.
We understand the importance of food for residents’ overall quality of life, and so we celebrate diversity through multicultural menus. Each month we offer culturally themed meals along with additional Hispanic and Kosher food choices to accommodate different ethnic preferences.
March is National Nutrition Month. It is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association annually to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We stress good nutrition and the importance of its health benefits throughout the month. We ask our staff to submit their favorite recipes, and a Dietitian evaluates each recipe for fat and calories. We then update each recipe and have a taste testing with the healthier version. Nutrition information is available, as well as calculations of Ideal Body Weight and BMI.