At English Rose Suites we offer a wide variety of delicious, home cooked comfort foods that are familiar to the resident’s. Our seasonal menus, which allow us to provide the freshest ingredients for cooking are based on a Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter cycle. They are thoughtfully created using a mix of our residents’ recipes as well as a dietitian’s oversight to ensure nutritional value. Our caregivers are trained by a personal chef and food service manager to be able to provide both delicious and visually stimulating meals for the residents to enjoy. Our homes kitchens are always open and stocked full of wonderful foods for the residents to enjoy whether, it be a late-night snack or just a little pick me up in the afternoon. There is always someone in the kitchen helping the residents bake breads, cakes or cookies and then at night popping popcorn to have while enjoying their favorite programming, be it a movie or just working on a puzzle.
Hydration is so very important to our residents as well. Hydration stations are in the kitchen of every home with each resident having their own water bottle, so we can measure throughout the day how much water intake they are receiving. For residents that don’t like to drink water we offer many creative ways to flavor the water to help encourage hydration. Hydration is not just focused on during meal times but offered all throughout the day and evening hours as well as on the overnight to ensure each resident stays well hydrated.
Nutrition is very important at all stages of life and even more so as we age. At English Rose Suites we can accommodate all types of diets some of which include; vegetarian, religious based food needs, all stages of dysphagia diets that include the need for thickened liquids, low/no sodium just to name a few, whatever the need is, at English Rose Suites we will try to meet it as best we can. We have a special soup maker that puts a ton of love into making delicious homemade soups for the residents to enjoy.
It’s our greatest gift to be able to provide our residents with their favorite foods that bring them comfort and joy. From making traditional Persian or Jewish foods to a resident’s favorite holiday meal, it’s about providing normalcy to the residents in all aspects of their lives. We love to help our residents celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just enjoy time with friends and family by making the things they enjoy the most. An anniversary dinner could be Greek style food because that is where the resident and their spouse always went for dinner or a favorite meal for a birthday. Meals at English Rose Suites are a fantastic social time where everyone gathers together at the dining room table to break bread as a family and enjoy conversations filled with reminiscing.
To schedule a tour of our residences and discuss your loved one’s needs, call Vicki Martini, VP of Operations, at 612.275.5394 any time. You may also contact us online. We pledge to answer all your questions so that you can make a good decision about care for your family member living with dementia and other condition.