My parents are both in their 90s and are in assisted living in Tucson, AZ. In most ways it meets their needs, but not all. Both of them are supposed to be on low sodium diets...mom for heart disease and blood pressure, dad for kidney disease (he also has diabetes which is a whole other nutritional issue).
AL does not offer meals that are designed to meet residents' nutritional needs. They do not needs ongoing medical care so skilled nursing is unnecessary and mom's dementia is not bad enough for memory care.
They are so limited in what they are offered by way of food that they constantly complain there is little they can eat.
I have spoken to management multiple times, but they don't care. The state of AZ has a low bar for nutritional standards in AL, which I did not know when we moved them here. Is it that way in other parts of the country?
I have looked into other facilities and none provide meals that are designed to meet dietary needs of residents.
Am at a loss as to what to do. Moving them in with me is not an option for multiple reasons and is not what they want either.