As the new millennium dawned, the household model introduced resident-directed dining. Visionaries in the field began to promote new approaches to dining in long-term care as part of the shift from institution to home, by focusing on relationship instead of task and offering point-of-service choice instead of tray service.
Wellness means different things to different people. Unfortunately, many seem to think that wellness means lack of illness. If this were true, then many of the elders in nursing homes everywhere are doomed to a life void of wellness. In my years of experience I have found this “wellness = lack of illness” equation to be false. It simply does not compute. I have met many, many, many (ok you get the point) people in my life who had various illnesses yet would tell you point blank that they were feeling quite well, thank you. So how can this be? Continue reading “If You Are Happy and You Know It…Pass It On!”