Dining at Monterey Heart Health Center — where food is anything but institutional

At Monterey Heart Health Center, meals provide sustenance on many levels — physical, social and emotional. From a favorite comfort food to the social aspects of dining with friends, dining at Monterey is an important part of life here.

Cardiac care patients enjoy room-service style dining with menu selections Guests are instrumental in their food and dining preferences. Choice is very important to increase the desire to eat and improve the quality of life. That’s why Monterey offers seasonal, bistro and heart healthy bistro menus, as well as numerous side dishes, ethnic favorites, homemade soups and desserts. Cardiac care patients learn delicious new ways to eat mindfully and healthfully right away, as the heart health bistro menu features low-sodium options and healthier offerings featuring lean proteins, vegetables and lower-fat selections.

Monterey’s food and dining philosophy focuses on enhancing quality of life for every resident

Food and dining are integral parts of individualized and self-directed care because of their significance on quality of life. Selection and enjoyment are the two primary goals our dining services team keeps in mind every day.

Therapeutic diets may be needed to manage cardiac disease or chronic cardiac conditions. Registered and licensed dietitians work with our dining services manager to ensure specialized meals are properly planned and served. Optimal nutrition is achieved by serving regular or minimally restricted diets that allow for resident choice, determined with the person and in accordance with his/her informed choices, goals and preferences, rather than exclusively by diagnosis. As with any medical issue, residents are monitored for desired outcomes as well as for potential adverse effects.

For more information about dining services at Monterey Heart Health Center, please call (614) 875-7700.