What is Enjoyment?
Mealtimes can sometimes be rushed or chaotic, which could make them unenjoyable for residents.
Mealtimes provide a time for us to come together to be and eat with others which is often a highlight of our day.
Creating a welcoming, relaxed and friendly environment can lead to more Enjoyment.
What does Enjoyment look like?
In this video, team members and residents together change up the mealtime experience to create more Enjoyment for everyone. What changes to the mealtime experience make it more enjoyable?
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How can you create Enjoyment?
Turning off the television
Reducing unpleasant noises (e.g., dishes scraping)
Walking and moving calmly
Adding decorations or table toppers
Adding garnishes to food
Adjusting the lighting in the dining room
Making positive comments about the food and mealtime experience
Asking residents what would make the mealtime more enjoyable right now
Slowing down and enjoying your time with residents
Making sure food is the right temperature
Putting condiments on every table