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by Forever Sunshine Forever Sunshine (Member) Platinum*

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Forever Sunshine has 7 years experience.

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I've tasted the food. There are some good and bad meals. The ladies were livid with the meatloaf though. One actually told the cook what she thought of it lol.

I plan on bringing the TV situation to my supervisors attention and see where it goes from there. I don't want to go over anyone's head or step on the wrong toes. When I turned that TV off.. not one resident was happy. And they never disagree on the channel so I really don't know the rationale behind the dieticians decision to have the TV off during dinner.

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Gold_SJ has 5 years experience and works as a Paediatrics.

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I agree with many of the previous posters. As its a LTC facility, residents have the right to watch television during dinner as it is their home, not a hospital. Dieticians should not be focusing on behavioural issues such as TV watching in elderly but instead calorie intake and meals that the residents enjoy such as portion changes or increased variety.

When it comes to cold food, well thats a health and safety risk so it would deserve some form of incident report/or discussion to prevent it happening again.

:) I hope it all works out for you *is sheepish* I can only imagine what it would've been like to turn a favourite show off on a group of people. I'd want to hide under a rock, I'd feel like some mean dictator or something.

Take care! Let us know how it turns out.

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I'm sure they want the TV off so the residents can focus on their delicious meals. Paper meatloaf... mmm.... ;)

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CoffeeRTC has 25 years experience and works as a RN LTC.

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Um....sometimes people eat more when watching TV.

We had the same issues..when food is sent back alot, they tend to get it right the firstime

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Forever Sunshine has 7 years experience.

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:) I hope it all works out for you *is sheepish* I can only imagine what it would've been like to turn a favourite show off on a group of people. I'd want to hide under a rock, I'd feel like some mean dictator or something.

Thats exactly how I felt! Like I said in my first post.. just imagine the faces I got. Not one of them was happy.

Us nurses HATE going in there because of all these rules they have. And before they made all these new rules I really didn't mind it(although it sucked a good hour and a half away from everything else I had to do). I'd sit with the residents and converse with them about their day, the food, their family, the news(if I wasn't grilled for having the TV on).

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