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Food served at nursing home facilities

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

From Reta Sickels


I just recently visited my friend, who is in a nursing home. It was lunch time, and I went over to her table and asked if I could have a chair to sit with her while she ate, but the chair never happened, so I stood the whole time. But what really bothered me was this so called "green bean casserole" (which looked like cat food) being served to the patients. It was disgusting and the lady behind me said, "I am not going to eat that sh—t," which she had every right to say. Of course the sweet little ladies said, "What is it?" They tried to take a few bites to be polite.

I can't believe that the cooks would serve something so gross. Those people who live there pay approximately $3,000 to $4,000 dollars a month and this is what they look forward to is their meals. To be served that? They should be ashamed of themselves!

My mother was in the Mount Ayr Health Care and was never served a meal like that, thank God! I am so thankful that she had great care and appealing meals. I hope this letter is a wake-up call to make sure that your loved one is provided with good care and good food. Nobody who is in a nursing home facility should have to be polite and eat something that is not appealing and definitely bad tasting.

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