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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids.
Japan’s food industry is rethinking meal time with the rising number of seniors and deaths related to choking.
Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.
A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.
Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.
Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia.
Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.
New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible.
Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious.
One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea.