Food can change a mood, evoke a smile and inspire the uninspired. The pleasure of eating a meal can have a positive effect on anyone. Our enhanced dining experience increases satisfaction.
Patients eat their meals in a pleasant, homelike atmosphere with music playing in the background. Hospitality Aides (waitresses and waiters), many of whom are local high school students, assist with meals and ensure that patients receive personal one-to-one attention. Certified Nurse Aides focus on assisting patients to eat safely and ensure optimal nutrition and hydration. This program continues to be a great success and has made many patients smile.
This intergenerational approach of mingling high school students with our patients has proven to be a wonderful addition. The students learn and share and our patients really enjoy the presence and enthusiasm of the younger generation.