Is resident dining satisfaction a "bone of contention" in your community?
Research shows that residents’ perceptions of food choice are correlated with their satisfaction with care. When residents feel their preferences are taken into account, they are more likely to eat well and experience the social and psychological uplifts that come with dining: enjoying the simple pleasures of a good meal and the chance to relax and connect with others.
Person-centered dining practices place residents at the center of all dining activities. The goal is to offer choices that genuinely reflect resident preferences to the fullest extent possible. This approach is based on an active partnership among residents, staff members and administrators to assure that resident needs and preferences take priority in shaping the community’s dining experience.