Nutrition

Brookhaven Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s
Department of Food & Clinical Nutrition

nutrition

Our Mission:

Our mission is to be the market leader in the provision of exceptional nutritional care by exceeding the expectations of our residents and their families.

The Department of Food and Clinical Nutrition is leading the way in researching and providing information and services to meet the nutritional needs of residents during their rehabilitative stay and their recovery. Registered Dietitians work collaboratively with the Department of Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Nursing to individually tailor each resident’s nutritional plan of care.

The Department of Clinical Nutrition offers a wide variety of nutritional treatments that include:

  • Weight Loss Education and Counseling
  • Wound Care Management
  • Diabetic Nutritional Education
  • Kidney Disease/Dialysis Nutritional Management
  • Individualized meal planning for residents with swallowing problems or poor appetitie due to declining health, advanced age, or medical condition.
  • State-of-the-Art Nutritional Supplements
  • End-of -life Nutritional Care
  • Artificial Feedings (tubefeedings) for residents unable to eat by mouth.

We also offer vital nutrition education programs that empower residents and their families to make appropriate dietary choices that promote good health.

The Food service Department works vigorously and constantly to enhance the quality, variety, and palatability of meals served. Every day we serve over 1,000 meals to our residents and staff.

Some features of our Food service Department include:

  • Monthly “Special Meals” with various themes (Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian, French, etc.)
  • Special Holiday Meals
  • Outdoor Summer Barbecue’s
  • Special “Menu Meetings” with residents.
  • One-on-One Menu Planning Options
  • Daily meal preference change options.
  • A 28-day Rotating Menu
  • Wide variety of snacks and sandwiches available on a daily basis.
  • Option for Kosher Meals to be obtained from a participating vendor.
  • We will strive to accommodate any cultural, religious, or ethnic food preference.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Goethe