Shared meals are a wonderful opportunity for residents to spend time with neighbors, building new friendships and expanding their social network. Our open-kitchen design and community dining space provide a familiar atmosphere that feels comfortable and inviting. Meals are available all day and are chef prepared, so your loved one can dine on their own schedule and when they are hungry. We offer a regularly changing menu of fresh, delicious options, and friends and family are always welcome at our table. When you schedule your visit, ask about joining us for a meal – we would love to have you.
for Your Loved One
Proper nutrition is essential for your loved one to feel their best and get the most out of life at our Orange City, Florida, Memory Care community. That’s why we follow the MIND diet, a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets, developed by nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris at Rush University Medical Center, and funded by the National Institute on Aging. Studies suggest the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet may be able to slow down – and possibly even prevent – the loss of brain function that can happen with age, as well as the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Studies suggest that the MIND diet substantially slows cognitive decline, and seniors who follow the MIND diet reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 53 percent. Many physicians and experts in Memory Care recommend following this diet, and CERTUS Premier Memory Care Living offers a rotating selection of delicious offerings that meet its guidelines and satisfy even the most discerning palate.
CERTUS Premier Memory Care Living believes in not only offering nutritional meals but offering designs and adaptations that maintain dignity while dining. Many changes accompany a resident’s journey through dementia that change the way a person is able to manage everyday dining experiences. We have incorporated research into our dining program to manage appetite, assist with motor challenges, and so much more. This includes using the psychology of color – red plates have been shown to increase appetite and promote participation and focus. Subtle choices like these can yield big benefits in the quality of life for our residents.
Contact our team today to learn more about what’s on the menu at CERTUS Premier Memory Care Living.