WHAT IS THE GRIND DINING SOLUTION?
Grind Dining™ is simply an innovative food services process designed to restore the dignity,
independence, and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive, neuromuscular, and chewing
disorders that struggle eating at mealtime.
OF LIFE FOR SENIORS
& MEMORY CARE RESIDENTS
EASY TO IMPLEMENT!
INCREASED RESIDENT MEAL INTAKE & SATISFACTION
WE PROVIDE THE TRAINING
We come to your establishment and do hands-on training with your staff on how to properly prepare menu items using the Grind Dining technique. No special ingredients required! We provide EASY hands-on training for caregivers on the Grind Dining service standards, specifically for memory care residents, to "Engage the Senses" for those with dementia.
Part of our training is also done on-line.
The Joy Of Dining
"The Grind Dining team provided our staff with the training, skills, and menus needed so that we could offer our memory care residents a new approach to their dining experience. They worked closely with both our dining and care staff so that everyone could appreciate the value of the changes we were making. Our staff is now able to provide our residents with chewing or cognitive disorders, a superb meal that they are able to eat in a dignified way.”
— Freda D. Meyer, Executive Director at Arbor Terrace East Cobb, Marietta, GA
IN THE NEWS
"[Grind] Dining is a game changer. We’re so excited to offer this.. Families come up and hug the caregivers. They’ve never seen their loved one eat that much and now they have their dignity back at mealtime.”
- Rob Bobbitt, National Director
of Dining Services
Watermark Retirement Communities
Senior Living Executive Magazine
Benefits of the Grind Dining Solution
More meals eaten, especially high value nutritional items.
Food is easy to chew, digest, and nutritionally complete.
Easily accessible bite-size portions – No knives or forks are necessary!
Promotes resident independence.
Eliminates the need for a “separate menu” from the main dining room.
Cost effective in capital, labor, and food cost.
Grind Dining™ techniques can be taught to entry level kitchen staff.
Realize a timely and reasonable return on investment for your organization.
Person-Centered Dining – Residents are no longer marginalized, ALL residents are eating the same food regardless of physical or cognitive limitations, in a dignified environment.
Positive feedback and perceptions from family members.
30-66% of memory care residents ate MORE food under Grind Dining™ than previously.
90% of respondents say they have greater enjoyment of meals, and that the meals are easy to eat.
Decrease in resident weight loss, more residents have weight stabilization.
Increased resident socialization at mealtime.
No increase in food or labor cost after implementation of Grind Dining™.
Less caregiver assistance needed at mealtime
The facility’s ability to meet criteria of resident independence is improved without compromising safety or jeopardizing the nutritional needs of its most vulnerable population.