Nutritious Food

Every mealtime at an Aster Healthcare home is an enjoyable, social experience to look forward to and to be relished by all. Our teams of highly-skilled experienced chefs prepare menus using fresh, high-quality, local, ingredients so that every meal is not only nutritious but also looks appealing and tastes delicious. It is important that our residents may choose to eat what they like, whether it is a nourishing and appetising Shepherd's Pie or a vegetarian dish.

The various dishes we prepare reflect the preferences and requirements of our residents. We pride ourselves on offering a balanced, nutritious diet to meet all our residents' tastes and their specific dietary needs.

Specific dietary needs are catered for. Many people require particular foods for medical or religious reasons. Our catering teams at Aster are proficient in preparing meals for a wide variety of requirements owing to health concerns or cultural diversity. For example:

  • Dementia
    Manageable finger foods; food that is soft or pureed.
  • Diabetics
    Varied healthy diet, abundant in fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrate but low in sugar and saturated fat.
  • Vegetarian
    Delicious fresh vegetarian dishes.
  • Underweight
    Fortified, high calorie, high protein foods.
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance
    Omission of the problem food or ingredient; possible alterations to methods of preparation.
  • Kosher, Halal and Other Religious Diets
    Omission of specific foods; ingredients sourced and prepared in a particular way.
 

Our homes offer residents a choice of homemade meals and freshly baked foods each day which residents can opt to enjoy in the social setting of the dining room or, if they prefer, in the comfort of their own room.