I’m guessing the food won’t exactly be 5-star cuisine. True?
Our facilities employ a chef who is committed to making sure the food is both tasty and nourishing.
Sometimes following surgery, patients’ taste buds can be affected by the anesthesia. Often nothing, not even water, tastes normal for weeks after a procedure that requires anesthesia. Don’t worry. This is a temporary condition that will go away with time.
What if I have special dietary needs or dislike certain foods?
Just let us know your special needs. We’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Are there foods I will need to avoid during recovery at your facility?
If there are special dietary requirements for your recovery – for instance, if you need a heart-healthy or sugar-free diet – your doctor will let us know when you leave the hospital and we will be ready for you.
How will you be assured that I’m getting enough nourishment?
Our nursing team will carefully monitor your calories and fluid intake. Food helps you heal, and we want you to get the proper nutrition and hydration while enjoying your meals.
What if I’m sleeping when my meal arrives?
If you do not wish to be disturbed during naps, we will not bother you. We can save your meal or we offer an “Always Available” menu that you can use to select menu items during off hours. Don’t worry, you will not go hungry at Oak Brook Care.
Do you offer certain specialized diets, e.g., heart-healthy or sugar-free?
We offer many special diets and will work with you, your doctor and our dietician to create the diet you need to return to health. Some of our special diets include:
- Weight Loss
- Weight Management
- Raw Diet
- Therapeutic Diet
- Custom Diets
Can family members bring favorite food items when they visit?
We welcome family gatherings and invite them to bring favorite foods, take out options and coffee or tea drinks.