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Workforce Stability Identified as Top Challenge in Self-Op Dining Programs

Employee turnover and gaps in service increase anxiety among operators of self-op dining programs in senior living communities. Unidine’s strategies increase employee engagement and retention. In a recent survey, we asked senior living executives in communities that do not outsource their dining program to identify their challenges. Workforce stability was the biggest headache by a

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Memory Care Programs Require a Strategic Approach to Nutrition

White Paper on Award Winning FreshBitesSM Program Now Available By 2030, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to grow from 5.2 million to 8.2 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent or cure the disease.  And Alzheimer’s is just one of many cognitive disorders impacting senior

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Marketing Your Senior Living Community

Are You a Healthcare or a Lifestyle Decision? If your community offers a continuum of care that includes independent and/or assisted living, you probably struggle with the best way to market yourself to prospective residents. More and more often, we hear senior living executives express concern about “churn” in their resident population. Residents are attracted

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Two Ways That Dining In Senior Living & Long-term Care Supports Occupancy Strategies

Changing economic incentives in senior living and long-term care are forcing executives to re-examine their business models. If your community isn’t meeting occupancy goals, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at your dining and nutritional services program. Here are two ways dining programs can support occupancy strategies, feeding your residents as well as

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How To Develop a Dining Strategy for Senior Living

The demographic and generational shifts occurring in our senior population, along with changes brought about by healthcare reform, are driving business planning in senior living and long-term care. Increasingly, senior living executives are turning to dining as a strategic focus because of the tremendous influence that the program has on health, wellness, social interaction, marketing

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Exploring Dining Options in Senior Living: Five Key Factors

“In the past, many senior living executives acted like food and nutrition services existed in a silo,” says Steve Servant, Senior Vice President at Unidine. “But meals aren’t only about meeting nutritional and regulatory requirements. If you are still thinking that way, you are putting your organization at risk.” Today, senior living executives know that

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Colorado is Latest State to Welcome Unidine’s Fresh Food Dining Solutions

Unidine, the fastest growing dining management services company, expands reach to meet the growing demand for fresh food solutions in hospitals, senior living communities, corporations and the education sector. Boston, Massachusetts  July 08, 2015 — An award-winning, progressive senior living campus in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has tapped Unidine Corporation to manage culinary services, marking the 23rd state for the

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Grandma’s Meat Loaf? Hardly. Her Retirement Home Now Has a 3-Star Chef.

Unidine clients Montgomery Place, Mercy Circle and Merion were recently featured in an article by the New York Times, exploring how they are raising the culinary bar and responding to the dining expectations of a more demanding generation of seniors.   Article written by Kim Severson, The New York Times EVANSTON, Ill. — Some of the toughest reservations to get in this affluent

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A New Framework for Dementia Care Through Dining

“We believe dementia care needs to be transformed from a mindset of coping with loss to one of full engagement in life,” said Jackie Harris, President and CEO of EMA. EMA owns and operates three continuing care retirement communities in Maryland, plus Copper Ridge, which provides both outpatient and residential care for the memory impaired.

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