Pacific Care Center’s Nutrition Services provide
individualized therapeutic diets to meet each individual’s needs.

Not only does Pacific Care Center provide nutritious therapeutic diets, the quality and appetizing taste and appearance of our meals make mealtimes enjoyable for our residents.

Nutrition Services staff is available to discuss preferences and needs with residents and/or family. We also have a Registered Dietitian who monitors residents’ dietary requirements, weight gain and/or loss. In addition, our Speech Therapist is available to discuss special concerns due to a resident’s inability to safely swallow.

Food Sharing Tips

Following are tips for sharing produce and sponsoring meal-related events, including fish fries, potluck dinners, and barbecues for residents at Pacific Care Center.

Home canned, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables
Home canned, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables cannot be served through Pacific Care Center’s kitchen by staff to the general resident populations for residents’ routine meals and snacks. Family and friends may bring these as well as home processed meats for consumption by their resident if the resident chooses to eat the product. Regulations do not prohibit sharing with a roommate or other close friends in the facility.

Raw fruits and vegetables grown in a garden or purchased at a local farmers market
Raw fruits and vegetables grown in a garden or purchased at a local farmers market may be prepared and served through Pacific Care Center’s kitchen by staff to residents, as long as fruits/vegetables are in sound condition, free from spoilage, filth, and other contaminants, and appropriately stored and washed before serving.

Raw meat
All raw meat prepared and served through Pacific Care Center’s kitchen by staff for residents must be obtained from sources that comply with all laws relating to food and food labeling.

Potluck dinners, barbecues, and fish fries
Meal-related sponsored events for residents by family members or community groups (such as churches, schools, fire fighters, police, military, etc) are encouraged by Pacific Care Center’s staff. These social events do not fall under the same guidelines as food served through Pacific Care Center’s kitchen by staff.

Milk
Only commercially prepared milk may be served through Pacific Care Center’s kitchen by staff to residents.

Perishable foods
If it is obvious that perishable foods are being stored improperly by residents for extended periods of time, Pacific Care Center’s administrator will need to intervene appropriately.

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