In this newsletter, Teepa shares some great insight on balancing a day through dining for those living with dementia and Grind Dining is featured as a Positive Partner in the link below. Please take a moment to read and share with a colleague, caregiver, friend, or family member that may benefit from these resources:
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An innovative food services process designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive, neuromuscular and chewing disorders.
Consider a special entree of turkey with gravy, herbed stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans – exactly the kind of sumptuous mealtime offering marketing studies have shown greatly increases resident satisfaction and drives higher occupancy in senior living communities.
But what about those with cognitive, coordination, muscular and other disorders that make using the utensils for this kind of menu item difficult or impossible? To serve these residents the same meal, they’ll need personal assistance. Or they’ll have to settle for unsatisfying, prepackaged finger food.
Grind Dining™ changes that. We start by using our “patent-pending” process of grinding the cooked foods on that day’s menu in a way that retains their taste, texture and flavor. And we train your staff to present the same meal in an alternative way, so that impaired residents are able to feed themselves without assistance.