What are the dietary needs for Dialysis Patients at a Long Term Care Facility?
Salem Circle of Care offers in-house dialysis for Long Term Care Residents. Dialysis patients require substitutions for their food and fluid intake, known as a Liberalized Renal diet, which requires receiving a specific diet to meet their required daily dietary needs. Our Dietary department facilitates with our consulting Nephrologist and dialysis team to provide individualized plans.
The liberalized Renal diet eliminates all or most potassium, sodium, and phosphorus. These food restrictions mean that dialysis patients need to remove potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, oranges, oranges juice, and other foods high in potassium, sodium, and phosphorus from their diet. Fluid Restriction is based on patient need as per Nephrologist order.
While the resident on a regular diet at dinner would receive a balanced dinner such as:
Sloppy Joe on a Bun, French fries w/ Ketchup. Broccoli & Cauliflower, Applesauce Red Gelatin, Drink of Choice
The resident on the Liberalized Renal would receive:
Hamburger on a Bun, Rice or Pasta, Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad, Applesauce, Coffee, Tea, or Water
About Dining at Salem Circle of Care
Our Residents enjoy Fine Dining in our Main Dining Area, where they can socialize w/ other residents while being served Homemade Soups & Salads along with our Daily Menu. Our Dietary Manager hosts Food Club 1x per month where the Dietary Manager reviews the monthly menu & the Residents choose a meal of the month of their favorite foods. Residents share their favorite recipes & discuss the latest food articles.