home cooked meals
We stress home cooked meals as much as possible. Meals are generally prepped by our overnight staff and then prepared by the individuals living in the home with or without the assistance of the caregiver, depending on ability. Many of the individuals residing in the home are actively working on cooking goals to increase their independence in this area. The men and woman in each home are asked to be an active part of the meal planning process.
If able, we stress the importance of participating in going to the store to shop for the items needed. Spotting deals, using coupons, and price comparing are skills that we teach and encourage the individuals to learn and use. This time also serves as quality time between caregivers and individuals of the home to connect.