Coronavirus Healthcare Resources
COVID-19 Healthcare Resources
Resources for a return to a “new normal” in Senior Living and Healthcare:
Simple Solution to Serve Up Employee or Family Meals
If you are looking for solutions to expand grab and go offerings or employee/family meal offerings, consider the resources below. This is includes a low labor solution complete with nutrition and reheating or cooking labels to get you started:
-Simple Solution to Serve Up Meals (with labels)
Micro Market Concept - Provide essentials to your essential employees
-Learn more here
-View this presentation to help you implement
Resources to help:
-Practice Social Distancing (slide 2)
-Wash Your Hands (slide 3)
-Clean Credit Card (slide 4)
-Signage and tools from Visual Graphic Services (VGS): Contact your Gordon Food Service Sales Representative to help make a personal connection to VGS
-Be inspired: Learn from other operators in this short podcast “Micro Market: Providing Essentials for Your Essentials”
Infection Control Resources
Two - Week Convenience/Temporary Menu
-Intended for temporary use during crisis situations
-The menu follows the My Plate Meal Pattern guidelines to comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulation F-Tag 803 (see below)
-Menus must: Meet the nutritional needs of residents in accordance with established national guidelines
-Diets available: Regular, Pureed and Mechanical Soft
-Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
-Also available to all Cycle Menu Management users under Manage Menu Cycles
-Contact your sales representative or email@example.com for other supporting documents such as Shopping List and/or Division Substitution Lists.
Consistency-Modified Culinary Training
During this unprecedented time, healthcare operators may be quickly on-boarding new Food and Nutrition Services team members to meet their staffing needs. Operators may find these new employees do have a food service background yet the unique healthcare skills important for safely feeding patients or residents may present a training opportunity. Turn to this handbook for a tool and solution to help train new employees on consistency-modified diets.
-Scroll down to access Tastefully Balanced information
-Note: these meals are designed as part of a balanced meal and do not necessarily replace full nutrition requirements in certain settings.
Grab and Go / Individually Wrapped Items
Standard Emergency Preparedness Resources
Health and Wellness Guide - See Emergency Preparedness Section (p. 44)
Contact your Gordon Food Service Sales Representative for regional specific menu and item lists.
Meals for All
Contact your Gordon Food Service Sales Representative for more information on ordering these emergency preparedness options.
The CDC recommended strategies to optimize supply of N95 respirators include storing in a “clean, breathable container such as a paper bag between uses." These bags are available to help.
Resources / Links for Healthcare Operators