Dietary

Hospice Palliative Care at Marianhill

Photo of Marianhill kitchen staff member holding plate of food

Each resident’s dietary needs and preferences are determined at the time of admission. Subsequently, our clinical dietitian assesses nutrition status quarterly, noting changes each resident’s medical condition and/or dietary preferences that may require changes to the nutrition care plan.

A three-week menu cycle is followed to ensure a variety of foods are offered. There are designated meal times for each of the three meals per day, however snacks are available for all residents between meals.

Meals and snacks are prepared on-site in the main kitchen according to Canada’s Food Guide and the Long-Term Care Guidelines. For frail residents needing assistance with eating, special dining areas are staffed to meet individual needs.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the meal planning process. A meal planned by the residents is offered monthly — residents are encouraged to participate in this planning process.

Special Events

  • Special family Christmas meals are offered in the period immediately prior to Christmas. Notices are posted approximately a month in advance to allow families to make reservations.
  • Rooms are available upon request to accommodate larger family events.

Contact
Krista St. Cyr, Food Services Manager
Lisa McCann, Dietitian

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