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My parents are starving in Bayside! Can you recommend a meal preparation service?

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expickyeater Sep 30, 2009 10:09 AM

My mom is world renown for drying out EVERYTHING she cooks. (Hey, don’t laugh. I grew up in that house!) My dad, paralyzed from a stroke, now coughs on her cooking because he has mild dysphagia, meaning everything he eats needs to be tender and juicy to assist his swallowing.

What they really need is a meal preparation service---or a local personal chef with a functional kitchen---who can prepare and bring 7 juicy, nutritious homecooked meals in plastic containers to them in Bayside each week.

Please post any suggestions that might be right for my folks, or for any concerned sons and daughters of stay-at-home seniors who are underfed, undernourished, but certainly not under-loved.

Thank you.

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    micki RE: expickyeater Sep 30, 2009 12:21 PM

    How could someone get in touch with you?

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      expickyeater RE: micki Sep 30, 2009 05:36 PM

      Try this: gigs-zymhj-1390766792[at]craigslist.org

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      fredid RE: expickyeater Sep 30, 2009 12:56 PM

      expicky - If you post your email ( I'd suggest using the word "at" instead of the symbol, to minimize spam) on your profile, and then tell people to click on your screen name, they'll be able to reach you...

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        falconress RE: expickyeater Oct 4, 2009 12:43 PM

        Was your dad hospitalized for his condition? I'm assuming he was, at some point, and maybe he was in rehab, too. Try to find the discharge papers, you should be able to find some number to contact some hospital or rehab facility social workers who may be able to help you track down such a service.

        Also, as a stopgap until you get something appropriate set up, would you consider calling Meals-On-Wheels?

        Best of luck, and wishing the best of health to your parents. They are lucky to have you to care for them, and you are lucky to have them to care for. :)

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          expickyeater RE: falconress Oct 8, 2009 10:44 AM

          Thanks. Since they don't qualify for Meals on Wheels in NY, we're trying DineWise http://www.dinewise.com They deliver flash-frozen meals with a 4-minute microwave time. So far, so good.

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          pds8232 RE: expickyeater Oct 8, 2009 01:29 PM

          The Bayside Senior Center on the corner of Springfield Blvd. and the LIE has a meal delivery program. An elderly neighbor of mine had lunch and dinner delivered every day.
          I do NOT know the details/requirements.

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