There are a number of steps you can take:
- Eat meals with him whenever you can. Most nursing homes allow visitors to buy meals in the dining room. This way, you can try out the food yourself.
- Take him a set of his favorite herbs and spices. If the food is too bland for his liking, he can sprinkle more flavoring on it. I wouldn’t take in salt, though, without checking first with his doctor. Your dad’s doctor may be restricting his salt intake.
- Take meals when you visit. It will be a treat for both of you to enjoy kabobs, tacos, beef chow foon, and other yummy foods from a variety of cuisines. Your dad will look forward to your meals together.
- Talk to staff about your father’s favorite foods. See if they can put in a word with the chef to serve them occasionally.
Malnutrition may be a sign that your loved one is suffering Kentucky nursing home neglect.
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