DINING WITH DIGNITY Many factors can affect the individual experience of a senior who39s living with dementia or other impairments That means the food the environment and a knowledgeable staff can all make a difference

DINING WITH DIGNITY: Many factors can affect the individual experience of a senior who's living with dementia or other impairments. That means the food, the environment and a knowledgeable staff can all make a difference.

5 factors that make a difference in senior dining

Morrison Community Living’s Dignified Dining Program identifies key points in making dining a better experience for residents, including those with impaired memory and physical function.

Individualized or “person-centered” care is a strong trend in senior living. Nutrition is a cornerstone of that individualized care. In a person-based setup, nurses and dietitians look at such things as a resident’s nutritional needs, oral function, food preferences, ailments and any sensory or physical impairments. Chefs develop the types of finger foods and/or purées that will work for that resident. This type of individual attention can especially make a difference for a senior who is

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