Assisted living normally looks great on paper. However, with COVID-19 going on, a lot of people have began complaining about poorer conditions and fewer freedoms. It’s true, the pandemic has affected many senior centers, and the staff sometimes struggles to meet all the demands. However, some demands should definitely be given extra priority, and diet is one of them.
Proper diet is essential for seniors, especially if they suffer from diabetes or cardiovascular diseases that don’t allow them to eat certain foods for health reasons. As a result, if you are the relative of someone living in assisted living retirement communities in Denver, it’s up to you to learn more about how they eat and whether they are fed the correct diet.
In centers where there’s proper medical assistance, you don’t usually need to worry. They can show you that the foods are carefully prepared to account for any specific needs or the specific diseases that each resident struggles with. However, regardless of that, it’s still a good idea to visit the center every now and then, check to see the food and, more importantly, actively ask your senior parent and the staff of the assisted living facility questions about the food that has been prepared and distributed during past days and weeks.