Nutrition

Current Challenges are Opportunities for Dining Improvements

As senior living dining rooms prepare to reopen in senior living communities, operators need to recognize the huge opportunity they have in restarting their dining programs. Read More »

Food Safety Best Practices

Keeping residents safe from food-borne illnesses is one of your most important tasks

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Refusing to be spoon-fed

A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

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Dining with dysphagia

Japan’s food industry is rethinking meal time with the rising number of seniors and deaths related to choking. 

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Hydration project

Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

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Dining with dignity

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.

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The tastes of home

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.

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The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia. 

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CDC: Diabetes rates on the rise

Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes.

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An awakening

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

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