Dining environment, staff play role in mealtime difficulties
Apr 10, 2023
Nurse managers should consider improving the quality of education and providing staff education to reduce mealtime difficulty in older adults with dementia, according to a new study by Korean researchers.
Seniors’ sense of smell weakens, but not their enjoyment of food, researchers find
Jul 13, 2021
The sense of smell declines with age, but this loss doesn’t happen across the board, a new study shows. The findings may help care providers improve the meals and dining experiences of older adults in...
Facing senior care’s ‘new normal’ head-on
Jun 08, 2021
According to a recent analysis of Medicare fee-for-service claims incurred through May 2020, there has been a distinct decline in the number of routine hospitalizations among beneficiaries — but a steep...
In breakthrough, feds OK nursing home visits, group dining and activities; update infection control guidance
Apr 28, 2021
After nearly a year in lockdown, nursing home residents can participate in indoor visitation, communal dining and group activities — with exceptions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced...
Nursing home residents lost weight under COVID restrictions, study finds
Sep 01, 2020
Significant weight loss was an unintended consequence of COVID-related restrictions this spring, investigators say. Flexibility for nursing home operators could help prevent these outcomes in the future,...
On food and feasts at your facility
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Nov 20, 2018
I spend a lot of time thinking about food every day, but with Thanksgiving feasts on our minds this week it’s a particularly good occasion to consider what and how we serve meals to residents and staff.
Dining and dementia: CBV’s Silver Spoon Club puts on the pounds, cultivates connections.
Apr 11, 2018
The Silver Spoon Dining Club — an innovative approach to address weight loss issues for residents with late-stage dementia — is not only realizing its goals of improving resident weight loss and reducing...
How to do it: Memory care dining program
Apr 08, 2018
Memory care often calls for unique and innovative approaches in every facet of dementia residents’ facility experience, and dining is no exception. Experts offer valuable tips on how to minimize...
Poisonous dining experience legal?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Feb 09, 2016
In our long-term care and senior care world, we get tagged if our residents’ dining experience simply does not meet their expectations. But apparently, there is a federal loophole that allows poisons...
Senior nutrition: Making healthy options appealing
Sep 17, 2015
It’s no secret that eating well is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.