Is there a facility in Vancouver B.C. that is independent living that has meals prepared for a resident that has Celiac Disease?

Is there a facility in Vancouver B.C. that is independent living that has meals prepared for a resident that has Celiac Disease?

Hi,

Well, there are places that say they will, but what will happen when you arrive there may not live up to your expectations, from my experience. This is not because they will mislead you, but more because they may not fully understand what the needs are of someone with celiac, or who are gluten sensitive. The best way to figure this out is to to to visit and have a meal, explaining beforehand what the situation is exactly. Then, ask to see the menu cycle - what meals are planned over several weeks for different seasons, and figure out if you will be able to eat from this or what you will be able to modify from it. If you like the facility and are considering moving in, sit down with the chef and go over in depth what you would need. If they have a dietitian consultant,talk to that person also. This may be a situation where it is especially helpful to have a trial run and stay for a week in a guest suite.

Peter S. Silin, MSW, RSW, CCC
Counsellor-Coach
Diamond Geriatrics
Elderpost.com
www.Counsellor-Coach.ca
www.DiamondGeriatrics.com
www.Elderpost.com 2
88 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Y 1S6
604-874-7764
778-885-5695 Cell