At Providence Living at Maitland, we will offer an exceptional dining program featuring delicious and nutritious meals. Food is meant to nourish the body, but also an opportunity for fellowship, engage cultural and religious ideals, and stimulate the senses. We take pride on delivering a multi-sensory approach to our memory care and assisted living culinary plans.
At Providence Living at Maitland, we understand the challenges that mealtime and eating can present to those with memory impairment. Loss of appetite is a common side effect of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, so it is important to present visually appealing and aromatic foods. Our meals will be exceptionally delicious using a variety of spices to encourage a hearty appetite. Our chefs are also trained in and understand special diets, allergies, and religious preferences.
Men and women who are challenged with dementia or memory loss often find it difficult to use silverware, chew, and swallow. Additionally, memory challenges can cause distractions and result in low interest in mealtimes, or sudden food aversions. Forgetting to eat in a timely fashion may result in poor nutrition. There may also be underlying health concerns that interfere with proper absorption of food or are displeasurable for your loved one.
Our certified dementia caregivers and staff understand these challenges and collaborate with our families to provide a multi-sensory dietary plan that is enjoyable and optimally nutritious. We help identify the right dining setting for your loved one to ensure that mealtimes are successful and enjoyable. We offer palatable menu choices and honor a residents dietery preferences.