Nursing Homes Should Focus on Dining to Boost Resident Experience

Written by Maggie Flynn
Published by Skilled Nursing News on
A skilled nursing facility can bolster resident quality of life by focusing on its dining, a study from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston suggests. That’s according to Natasha Bryant, senior research associate at the LTSS Center, who worked on a study that examined the impact of a person-centered care approach and household model on resident life in a nursing home.

“Where we really saw the benefits was in the dining area,” she explained. “So if someone didn’t want to make that level of investment of doing the entire nursing home, maybe in focusing on that dining area, they could see some improved interactions and quality of life.”