Therapeutic Dietary Services
The Dietary Department is led by the Director of Dietary Services. The department has two Certified Dietary Managers on staff full time and a Registered Dietician who consults at the facility two to four times each month.
The department employs 18 staff members including cooks and food service workers. We generate three nutritious meals a day plus nourishments for 96 residents. Meals are also available to be purchased by employees on a daily basis. In total our dietary staff prepares over 8,000 meals a month equating to over 100,000 meals a year.
Menus are provided in seasonal cycles which have five weeks in each cycle. Daily menus are provided to any resident who desires to make choices including therapeutic and mechanically altered diets as well as alternatives to all items daily including soup and sandwiches. Buffet style meals are served at select meals in Oakview and the Sutter Living Center for residents who eat in the dining room and can make their own choices at the point of service.
Our dietary professionals provide individualized nutritional assessments of resident needs and care based on a case by case basis in conjunction with all disciplines as well as taking into account each resident’s diagnosis and personal goals.
Special event meals are a focus on holidays and special occasions such as picnics and socials. Families and residents are welcome to provide suggestions to meals and events. Our goal is to provide quality nutritious meals on a daily basis.