Technology, skill and social awareness combine to provide a flexible service

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

HomeService, part of the specialist care division of Sodexho, delivers more than 850,000 meals a year. Using information technology, state-of -the -art vehicles and professional staff, the company believes it has solved many of the problems often associated with the home delivery of meals Delivering hot meals to elderly or infirm people living at home has long been a demanding challenge. First, there is the problem of preparation. Food has to be prime cooked or regenerated from frozen in a central kitchen and the menu choice is often limited. Second, there is the problem of delivering good-quality food at the correct temperature. Many meals-on-wheels deliveries depend on voluntary workers who use their own transport. This often means that carefully prepared hot meals lose much of their nutritional value because they have been in transit for too long, and in a vehicle that is not designed for the transportation of meals. Jarek Plewa, director of HomeService, part of the specialist care division of Sodexho, a

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