Articles on "Dining in Senior Living"
When residents at FutureCare CherryWood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Reisterstown, Md., head to dinner, they enjoy a first-class dining experience. While nursing homes aren’t usually known for their culinary accomplishments, FutureCare is combining quality care with quality cuisine to ensure that residents are both healthy and happy. And they have the awards to prove it. FutureCare CherryWood recently won the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Taste of the Town Competition. The winning dish – fiesta herb-encrusted chicken [...]
A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity – scientifically categorized as “frail” – are five times more likely to report that they often don’t have enough to eat, defined as “food insufficiency,” than older adults who were not frail. The nationally representative study of more than 4,700 adults older than age 60 in the United States uses data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The results are online [...]
I really picked the right table to sit at to have my cup of coffee this morning. My plan was to have a cup of coffee and then participate in the 9 a.m. exercise class. I ended up missing the class because I didn’t leave the dining room until after 10 a.m. Many people came and went from our table I feel very fortunate to have met so many people in a short period of time. The residents of this [...]
If you are new to this blog and my project, I put together a “cliff notes” version to get you up to speed. Introduction Click here for my letter to the residents, staff and families of Paul Spring Video that describes my vision for the project Preadmission paperwork and screening These two posts summarize the preadmission process Admissions Health Screening Downsizing Although I didn’t actually move my furnishings in with me, I went through the process of selecting what I [...]
Dale Carter asked a good question in the comments section on dining, meals and entertainment. Click here to view Below I am answering her specific questions: How do you enjoy mealtime? Can you write a bit on that? How do you decide where you’ll sit and with whom? I like mealtime, but I have some nervous energy each time I go down to a meal. This community and most communities are sensitive to the fact that it can be a [...]