The Support Services department includes both Nutrition and Laundry Services
Our Nutrition Services staff are responsible for providing:
- Food services to residents
- Cafeteria services for residents, staff, visitors
- Catering for organization events
The Dietary Staff serve meals to the residents in nine dining rooms. They use the Suzy Q model of meal service which enables residents to have choice during their meal times. To ensure there is adequate time for staff to spend time interacting with the residents, two Rationale Cooking Centres assist them in their meal preparation, cutting their meal preparation time by about 50%. A Registered Dietitian ensures that special care is taken to address the unique dietary needs of the residents.
The Dietary Staff take great pride in developing and preparing the food items that come from their kitchen. The daily specials are well worth the trip and the calories! Please note that the cafeteria special is subject to change. This department has gained a great reputation for its:
- Ethnic Foods
- Fabulous desserts, especially the homemade cheesecakes
- Catering Services – the tasty combination of food and its presentation.
We don’t let this service go unnoticed. Our Laundry Service handles well over 30,000 pounds (14,500 kg) of laundry each month! This includes all personal laundry of the residents. The staff graciously ensure that enough supplies and clothes are available when needed. All Laundry Staff interact with the residents on a daily basis – bringing the residents their laundry, clean linens, and doing minor mending tasks.
At Salem Home, housekeeping is integrated into Resident Care Services. The primary role of housekeeping is to clean the physical spaces within the facility, however, integrated housekeepers interact with the residents in many ways:
- Assisting residents with their meals
- Portering residents to meals and chapel services
- Lending a hand when a resident wishes to take a nap
We are proud of the work our housekeepers do. They use the micro-fibre based cleaning system, which is a significant contributing factor to keeping resident infection rates below the average norm in a personal care home
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