We have a very extensive menu which is changed for summer and winter. Our menu is over-seen by a dietician and includes a variety of well balanced meals. We also have access to a speech pathologist from the hospital who can oversee any more complex resident needs.
We have a catering supervisor who manages the menus, and is always on the lookout for different meal plans. A number of catering staff members have a Certificate 3 in Food Preparation which enable us to provide good nutritious and tasty meals to our residents. Staff have Safe Food Handling Certificates and Fairview is accredited with the NSW Food Authority, who make regular support visits.
Residents are given a choice for all meals, and if neither suits we are able to provide a replacement meal.
Hospitality is a major factor in our residents’ lives and they are able to be involved at most levels. We believe that food and lifestyle are as important to our residents as they are for us.
We have a catering committee which, along with residents and their family, is involved in assisting us with the choices the residents would like. Any new family is encouraged to attend this three-monthly meeting.
Residents are encouraged to come to the dining room for meals, but if unwell can choose to have a tray delivered to their rooms.