ANFP: 6 Ways to Grow a Healthy Senior Care Community

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It’s no secret there is a culture change in progress within the senior living industry. Resident-centered care is on everyone’s mind lately. Market and regulatory demands are pushing us all toward liberalizing diets and deinstitutionalizing our communities, our care plans, and our relationships with our residents.

To succeed in the future, senior care providers must embrace community building and empower residents in a way we traditionally have not. We need new approaches and attitudes. We need higher food and service standards. We need gardens.

Gardens, a natural environment for community building and empowerment, are starting to pop up in forward-thinking senior communities across the country …

Read more in “6 Ways to Grow a Healthy Senior Care Community” by Cindy Heilman, MS, DTR in ANFP’s Culinary Buyer’s Guide or click here to download the entire Culinary Buyer’s Guide.

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About Cindy Heilman

Cindy is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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