I'm an RN and have an idea of making healthy, good meals and delivering them to elderly people and people with disabilities. I currently work in a long term care facility and the food there has a lot to be desired. Food for many of these people, is one of the last pleasures they have, and the food is not pleasurable. (Sometimes not edible). My thought would be to make meals and deliver to residents of long term care, as well as people in the home. What are your thoughts on how to begin?
I'm not a chef, but can cook good Southern food, (without the added salt and pork fat) that would be pleasing to the eye, delicious, and healthy.
Many of the people I take care of don't eat because the food is not what they were accustomed to. I feel that, for these people, good tasting, healthy food would increase their quality of life as well as nutrition.
Many family members bring in food to the facility. Some of it is fast food. Some is home cooked. I know that family members take food to their loved one's home, also. My proposal, is to make simple but delicious meals. These meals would comply with the person's health needs, such as low salt, or sugar free, be delivered by our service, and be affordable.
I even thought of helping people who do not have the finances for delivered meals, by stating that for each meal bought by a family member, a percentage would go to those who could not afford the service.
My goal would be to create a fulfilling business for my husband and myself, by improving the quality of life for our weakest population. I don't know what the start up costs would be, or even how to start. I'm sure that there are many things to starting a business like this that I would never have thought of. Is there anyone that could give me advice, tips, or resources for this endeavor?