Huntington, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Join us, hundreds of vendors and more than 2,500 industry professionals at one of the most well attended conference events in the home care and hospice community.
Smoothe Foods offers a convenient & delicious option in soft foods to help stop malnutrition amongst the tens of millions of people who cannot eat solid foods. Until now, their options include supplemental shakes, powdered mixes, baby food and canned food.
According to the “Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition”, 1 in 3 hospitalized patients is malnourished upon admission and up to 50% of patients with digestive issues are admitted to the hospital malnourished. Sadly, 60,000 people with dysphagia die each year from malnutrition.
“By offering our nutritious and tasty pureed meals at home or in a facility, we can encourage patients to eat, and reduce the chance of readmission to the hospital,” says Karen Betz, founder of Smoothe Foods.
The soft pureed diet a patient receives during their hospital or rehab stay often ends when they return home. We offer the Home Health Care Agencies a convenient tasty option at a critical time when 80 million Baby Boomers could potentially flood the homecare and hospice market. By delivering our meals to a facility or directly to the home, we make it easier for the healthcare industry to supply convenient nutrition when most needed.
“We had to create a new category of food options since traditionally, people who need soft pureed foods have been ignored,” states Betz. “We are committed to help reduce malnutrition through education and great meals. We need to work together with HHC agencies and other institutions. Every person who comes in contact with a patient plays an important role in their nutritional care.” We encourage everyone to come visit our booth at the NAHC Annual Meeting.
About Smoothe Foods
Smoothe Foods takes a Holistic Approach to Soft Foods. We offer a variety of delicious frozen gourmet pureed foods. Our foods are made in small batches with select ingredients. Soft foods are often the only source of nutrition that can be comfortably and easily consumed, yet so often overlooked. Just because a person is ill doesn't mean they don't want delicious food. They need an incentive to eat. We can change this together.
We sell to facilities and home health care agencies who want a high quality, easy meal to serve their patients. And when a patient returns home, we offer them our meals to continue their soft food diet care. What is more inviting than a meal made especially for them?
We specialize in soft foods. We offer Kosher meals too!