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Valley View Hospice Care Los Angeles offers meal preparation and diet planning to patients with terminal illnesses and their families. These services aim to improve the patient’s comfort, quality of life, and nutrition during the end-of-life stage. A team of licensed dietitians works with the patient’s physician and hospice care team to create a personalized meal plan that meets the patient’s needs and preferences. The hospice care team also helps the patient with light meal preparation and feeding if needed.
What types of services are available?
Meal preparation and diet planning in hospice care have many benefits, such as:
- Food assistance
- Helping the patient cope with changes in appetite, taste, digestion, and medication side effects that may affect their food intake and tolerance, providing adequate nutrition to maintain their strength, energy, and immune system, and preventing or treating malnutrition and dehydration.
- Offering the patient a variety of food choices that are appealing, satisfying, and culturally appropriate.
- Supporting the patient’s emotional and spiritual well-being by honoring their food preferences and beliefs.