Are mealtimes in your facility a burden or a joy? Does the answer depend on whom you ask, residents or staff? To make the answer to this question a resounding positive for all concerned, let Bon Appetit! be your guide.
Based on a proven mealtime program for elder care facilities, this book demonstrates how to restore the simple pleasures of eating to residents. Here are innumerable ways to turn meals into prime times for building relationships, supporting identities, providing pleasing sensory stimulation, and improving functional skills. Now you can feed the spirit along with the body. Residents and staff alike will benefit!
The authors—a renowned occupational therapist and an international hospitality consultant in food and beverage services—offer a comprehensive program that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities presented by adult day services and long-term care settings. Their program covers:
- food selection and presentation
- individual resident programming
- environmental modifications
- staff training and support
- organizational change and program maintenance
- PLUS—72 ready-to-use recipes for tasty, nutritious and manageable alternatives to traditional institutional foods
Critical assessment tools and a complete training itinerary help staff integrate the principles of resident autonomy and person-centered care into their work. Special attention is also devoted to identifying the needs of people with dementia.
Learn to do more than just keep your residents’ bodies alive—you can keep them living with respectful, meaningful mealtimes made positive with Bon Appetit!