Delivering a novel fruit serve during mealtimes, in front of your residents.
Apples can be difficult to eat, they are a thin skin crisp fruit. Apples are a good source of fibre, carbohydrate, Vitamin C and potassium.
Aged care residents often have problems with their teeth or need to wear dentures. This makes it difficult for a resident to crunch their way through an apple.
Therefore, the apple corer makes it easy to provide a freshly peeled sliced piece of fruit.
The apple corer is a simple piece of equipment to operate and can be secured to a trolley. They are easy to find and can be purchased from Catering stores. I saw this being operated in an aged care dining room during lunch and evening meals. The residents enjoyed the thinly sliced apple pieces. As for how long it took a staff to peel and slice one apple, less than 30 seconds.
What a nice way to serve fresh apples to your residents.
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