Brockton, MA (PressExposure) August 24, 2009 -- OCES' Nutrition Program offers special meals that are diabetic, pureed, ground, soft or renal, for elders with health issues. These healthy, low salt meals are prepared on special order. A senior with specific health issues or his/her family member, caregiver or a referral source, should contact OCES's Nutrition department about a therapeutic diet.
A Nutrition Specialist at OCES will complete a screening assessment, and as part of the intake process, obtain the name of the elder's primary physician or in the case of a patient receiving kidney treatment their Renal Nutritionist. Special diet meals will commence once the signed forms are received from the elder's doctor or renal nutritionist. Nutritional supplements may also be provided to seniors who have been identified as needing the additional calories during the day.
Meals for special diets may be delivered Monday through Friday just as the traditional "Meals on Wheels" are delivered.
The "Meals on Wheels" program is available to anyone aged 60 or older (and their spouses) who are homebound and who are unable to prepare their own meals. All of the regular home delivered meals are heart healthy and low salt.
To arrange for therapeutic meals or for more information, contact your OCES case manager.