Dollie Delivers Dinner
(Even if it does mean you get to sip on a nice glass of vino as you go --- Hic!)
Bahhh, all this effort, just for one person... IT'S JUST NOT WORTH IT, THEY CRY!
And that aspect alone can offer our beloved clients (and their family) some enormous dollops of welcome relief!
Reasons why MEALS ON WHEELS is such a good idea:
It’s amazing how much pleasure a lot of my lovely ladies derive from the simple act of knitting. As the bubbly and always outspoken Mrs Nelly Needlestack often bellows at me while I'm trying to vacuum her loungeroom.
“Ive knitted for over 80 years Dollie, it keeps my hands and my mind moving. And besides, it’s the only way I can sit still when I watch the telly!”
Such as the likes of Mr Rodney Scumbag who receives a meal delivery five times a week and quite frankly, is the grumpiest, most cantankerous old bugger I’ve ever met. Even he has trouble finding fault with the “bloody grub they bring me” … although don’t mention SAUSAGES or you’ll never hear the end of it!
|Mmmm, tasty! |
(note: this is NOT sausages)
Depending on the mob you work for, there are usually menu options that cater for:
- Lactose/Gluten Intolerance
- Food Allergies
- Low Fat/Salt
- Meals cut-up, minced, or vitamised as required
(I know how you love a good spicy curry, Mrs Lulu Jasvindah!)
Because being that I’m also a Carer – it means I already know a lot of the Meals on Wheels receipient's along with their relevant background reading. So while I’m delivering their dinner, I can ask how their bad hip is... or whether the roof was still leaking... or did your daughter end up getting that job, Mrs Smith?
Older adults love it when you show an interest in their lives - even if sometimes they don’t remember discussing it with you in the first place!
Because in the eventuality of a client not presenting at the front door on delivery day, drivers are bound by a Duty of Care to follow emergency procedure that ensures our clients are ALWAYS located and that they are safe and happy (and fully fed!) at all times.