Nursing Home Snacks - page 3

What sorts of snacks are offered to the residents at the various facilities where you all work? My current workplace offers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pimento and cheese sandwiches,... Read More

  1. by   CoffeeRTC
    Snack at my facility are the cheapest things that they can find. Rumor is the snacks are only budgeted at 24 cents per resident. Our snack cart normally is passed by the CNAs around 8:30 pm and most residents are interested in getting something at that time.
    Normally they put our a few containers of milk, a watered down powdered juice drink (left over from the afternoon juice cart) dry cereal in cups, saltines and graham crackers, and peanut butter sandwiches. We were told that we are not allowed to have meat sandwiches either. Cheese sandwiches would be a luxury. All of this seems to be dictated by the dietary department which is run by and outside company...$$$$ must keep within budget yah know!
  2. by   mvanz9999
    All this talk about crappy snacks is making me feel bad. Saltines, graham crackers, watered down powdered drinks, juice crystals (I still don't know what this is), and no meat.

    This is pathetic. You know, most other countries have a very, very, very, very high regard for their elderly. Here, they are thrown into a nursing home, discarded, avoided, etc.

    My grandfather, shortly before he died from heart-attack complications, he said (in response to his children worrying about his near death)...."There's things much, much worse than dying". That's exactly what he was talking about. He would rather die than be in a nursing home.

    Can't say I blame him.
  3. by   banditrn
    Quote from mvanz9999
    All this talk about crappy snacks is making me feel bad. Saltines, graham crackers, watered down powdered drinks, juice crystals (I still don't know what this is), and no meat.

    This is pathetic. You know, most other countries have a very, very, very, very high regard for their elderly. Here, they are thrown into a nursing home, discarded, avoided, etc.

    My grandfather, shortly before he died from heart-attack complications, he said (in response to his children worrying about his near death)...."There's things much, much worse than dying". That's exactly what he was talking about. He would rather die than be in a nursing home.

    Can't say I blame him.
    I've posted here before about the home where my son worked - when they were taken over by a corporation - ALL HS snack were stopped, so the staff took up a collection once a month to buy snacks for the residents.

    I agree with your grandpa - I always thought I wouldn't mind being in a nursing home someday, but since I've worked in this one I've decided NO WAY. And from what I've heard some of the other girls say, this place is far better than many!!

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