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A Signature Approach to Dining Services in Healthcare

March 3, 2020 | Blog, Videos

As with all of our Signature Touches, a lot of love goes into our dining services. After all, being able to enjoy delicious and nutritious food is the foundation of leading a healthy and happy life! At our company, we believe assisted living dining should take the quality of the food we serve just as seriously as any restaurant. Only through this approach can we provide the quality of life and social interaction that our residents deserve.

Delicious Meals for Senior Living Residents

Having access to nourishing meals made from wholesome ingredients and prepared with care is crucial for overall well-being. Individuals of all ages need seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh fish, meat, eggs, and dairy, and healthy grains, nuts, and seeds to get the vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients that their bodies require. Taking a garden-to-table approach, our long term care and senior communities use only the best ingredients within our chef-inspired menu to make every meal a special one.

Why We Do What We Do

Our senior living facilities have enjoyed the results of our Signature Dining program since 2010. We understand the value that individuals place on the food being served where they will be staying. According to Aetna, in fact, “The connection between diet and emotions stems from the close relationship between your brain and your gastrointestinal tract… When you stick to a diet of healthy food, you’re setting yourself up for fewer mood fluctuations, an overall happier outlook and an improved ability to focus.” When it comes to keeping the people in our care happy, a robust menu full of healthy options is one of the most effective ways to do that.

Food Helps Keep Seniors Healthy

When it comes to maintaining a senior’s health, eating right is the cornerstone of a successful approach. notes that “Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help supply the nutrients a person needs as they age. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy; includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars.” So, we understand that placing a true priority on your dining program is the key to a successful senior living or long term care community. 

Food Helps Keep People Happy

It’s no secret that eating healthier just makes you feel better. When you eat poorly, you tend to be more likely to feel poorly. YogaJournal found that, “The field of nutritional psychiatry… research to date suggests that what seems to matter the most is overall diet quality.” With that information in mind, that is why our menu includes home grown and health-conscious items to help keep the people we care for happy all day long.

At Spring Hills Senior Communities, we take pride in our dining program. From fresh ingredients to a restaurant-style menu, we have taken the extra steps necessary to ensure that the dining experience we provide the people we care for is unmatched. To learn more, contact a community near you.

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