04 Aug '12, 10pm

Fresh Food Instead of Glop for Alberta’s Seniors

Fresh Food Instead of Glop for Alberta’s Seniors

It took an undercover investigation and a lot of angry seniors and their families, but residents of Alberta Health Service’s long-term facilities will be served real food once again. For the past two years they have been stuck with re-heated, bland glop, stripped of flavor and light on nutrition, all in the name of slashing food budgets. Sub-Standard Food As Cost-Cutting Measure In December 2009 Alberta Health Services (AHS) launched a new, standardized menu for hospitals and nursing homes having fewer than 125 beds. Centralized food preparation facilities were supposed to mean cost savings. Workers were laid off. Menus were planned on a 21-day rotation. The food was so inferior some residents stopped bothering to come to meals. Food is medicine, but the processed, heat-and-serve food was not. Staff complained of increases in urinary tract infections and wounds that healed...

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