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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