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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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Six Ways Hospitals Use Dining and Nutrition Programs for Community Outreach

Community outreach initiatives create brand awareness and establish the hospital as a leader in the community. Increasingly, hospital dining programs are recognized as a powerful tool in these efforts. Community Needs Assessment Beginning in 2012, The Affordable Care Act added requirements that a non-profit hospital must conduct a community health needs assessment at least once

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The Time Is Now to Ask Your Foodservice Provider to Subtract Added Sugar

There’s no more “sugar coating it” – the May 2016 debut of the revised Nutrition Facts food label is shining a spotlight on sugars added during food processing to increase sweetness, enhance flavor and increase product shelf-life.  Unlike naturally occurring sugar such as lactose and fructose, added sugars absorb rapidly in the body and tend

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Senior Living Foodservice Programs Offer Better Options Than Ever

Unidine and client partner Presence Health, the fifth largest Catholic Health provider in the nation, share insights into the operational implications of introducing a fine dining experience. Versatility is key based on the diverse populations served at each site and the varying menu preferences from location to location. Read more.

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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 Battle Soda Fountain Syndrome and Encourage Healthier Beverage Choices

Old habits are hard to break and Americans’ addiction to soda is deeply ingrained. Foodservice companies can take a leading role in changing behaviors by providing healthy choices in commercialized environments, such as corporate and hospital dining facilities. The good news is that thoughtful changes in beverage offerings can yield positive results in employee health

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What are two of the biggest challenges in hospital foodservice transitions?

Seamless dining program transitions improve the customer experience and energize employees Two of the bigger challenges we typically face when Unidine assumes responsibility for a hospital’s dining program are the existing staff and the existing kitchen. This is true whether the hospital previously self-operated or outsourced to a different contract foodservice company. The first challenge

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