Recently, there has been a new statewide initiative at Maryland health care facilities to encourage patients to eat more healthily.
FutureCare Cherrywood is one of nine Maryland health care facilities that regularly purchases and serves local, sustainable beef and poultry to its patients, while reducing its food budget.
These hospitals and nursing homes are all part of the Chesapeake Food Leadership Council, a group made up of hospital representatives and food service professionals that works to connect healthcare professionals so they can implement sustainable environmental programs at health facilities across Maryland.
Sustainability programs have been implemented at multiple nursing homes and hospitals throughout the state and the number of council participants continues to grow each year.
We applaud the state of Maryland for taking these steps toward better health and nutrition for their elderly citizens; unfortunately, not all nursing homes are the same, and nursing home residents can be find themselves receiving substandard food and care.
If you feel that your loved one is exhibiting signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may want to consult with an attorney to ensure that the proper steps are taken. If you feel that you need the assistance of a lawyer, contact our attorneys so we can assist you with this difficult situation.