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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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REDEFINING DINING FOR DEMENTIA CARE

Unidine Partners to redefine dining for patients with Dementia “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

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Positioning Yourself for Success (Part 2)

TSLC is widely recognized for its proprietary Sanctuary brand of care and culture where relationships among and between caregivers and residents are paramount. Sanctuary means a safe place of well-being, a community where seniors receive outstanding care, unwavering compassion and create meaningful life experiences, together. TSLC and Unidine worked together to customize a dining program that embodies the Sanctuary philosophy. The foundation of the program is Unidine’s commitment to use fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, and to make delicious meals every day from scratch. Recipes and menus are selected to suit regional preferences and highlight local favorites. TSLC and Unidine standardized the dining program to provide a consistent experience across all aspects of life at Sanctuary communities.

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Positioning Yourself for Success (Part 1)

Economic threats and uncertainty have created challenging times in senior living and long-term care. Combined with seismic shifts in the healthcare paradigm, it is a recipe for strategic paralysis. These conditions have led communities to seek creative ways to drive occupancy and create differentiation in a competitive market, but how do you develop a growth strategy

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The Fresh Food Continuum and Business Objectives in Senior Living and Long-term Care

(Part 4 of 5) In this series, we have been discussing the impact of what we call the Fresh Food Continuum on different aspects of long-term care and senior living. This article covers the benefits of a fresh food approach on Business Objectives. Senior living and long-term care has endured a challenging economic environment in recent years.

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Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to our new blog, Exceptional Senior Living and Long-term Care Dining Experiences. Senior Living and Long-term Care communities are experiencing a turbulent marketplace and a monumental shift in healthcare delivery models in the United States. This blog will discuss the intersection of dining programs and the wide range of issues that senior living and long-term care

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