Medication is not healthcare, its sick care. Food is healthcare. What we put into our bodies each day by the choices we make can either strengthen or weaken us. Our Enriched Food Service program NutriCare based upon the latest in research to offer our residents home cooked meals, rather than prepared in a cafeteria, with menu choices that are designed by a registered dietician to be familiar to them yet offer the optimum diet for our residents. Allowances have to be made for diseased states, pharmacology, dentition, increased activity, emotional factors, past eating habits, and decreases in taste and smell, so that NutriCare creates specific a menu plan, which addresses the nutritional needs of this unique population. Now that’s food for thought!

 

Most people understand that as we age, the way we experience our world through our senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell changes as those senses deteriorate over time.  As our visual acuity diminishes, we wear corrective lenses; with hearing loss, hearing aids are prescribed.  However, the least accepted and least understood deprivations are those of taste and smell—

two senses which primarily control the body’s ability to experience food.  Losses and distortions of these contribute to a significant degree to loss of appetite in the elderly.  Simply put, as our ability to experience food decreases, so also does the body become less efficient at breaking food down into nourishment. This is especially true for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

 

This means that in order to maintain the health of our residents and their physical ability to ward off sickness and disease, a unique food product must be specifically designed for our population. An acceptable guideline according to the Guide to Nutrition and Diet Modification of the University of Florida for the elderly population with Alzheimer’s disease should consist of 55-60 percent carbohydrates, 12-15 percent protein, and 25-30 percent fat.

 

EvoLve Senior Living has developed its food program based upon the latest research to offer our residents home cooked meals, rather than prepared in a cafeteria, with menu choices that are designed by a registered dietician to be familiar to them yet offer the optimum diet for our residents. Allowances have to be made for diseased states, pharmacology, dentition, increased activity, emotional factors, past eating habits, and decreases in taste and smell, so that our program creates specific a menu plan, which addresses the nutritional needs of this unique population. Now that’s food for thought!

 

Medical dietary preferences to treat underlying conditions are available and individualized meals per doctor's orders. A variety of personal preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and Mediterranean diets can be accommodated upon request.  

Farm to Table

EvoLve Senior Living will make every effort to source local organically grown food products without any chemical interventions. We will associate with sustainable agriculture, organic farming and community supported agriculture to promote food safety, food freshness, food seasonality, and small farm economics.