Literally. Don’t get me started on the food in the nursing home I left in April.
The hospital I worked at for years, had really GREAT food! Then I went to work for the Catholic hospital; the food was pretty bad. They both used the same vendors, but to save money, the Catholic hospital bought a much cheaper food plan. They were very good money managers. It was one of the few hospital systems left, that was actually run by an order of Nuns. There are two ways to look at hospital food -— some patients are so sick, they wouldn’t eat much, if you brought them the finest cuisine in the land. On the other hand, it’s imperative that a patient get good nutrition in order to mend. Problem is, with insurance companies and Medicare, almost NOBODY is allowed to mend in a hospital; most are either shipped to a nursing home (rehab), or sent home to do the best they can with home health care. And they’re sent home way to early, many times.