Dining at Monterey Rehab & Nursing Center — where food is anything but institutional

At Monterey Rehab & Nursing 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.

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.

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

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, including low-salt, low-fat, and sugar-restricted diets, are important to manage chronic disease. 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.

De-institutionalizing the dining experience

Each MacIntosh care community is committed to ensuring that time spent in the dining room is dignified, comfortable and pleasant. A beverage cart circles the dining room offering residents their drink choice. Other aspects of food and dining services include medical nutrition therapy, room service, snacks and pantries, guest meals and coffee service.

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