1-Day Workshop

The Benefits of Household Dining: Maximizing Choice and Relationships in this Pleasure of Daily Life

Contact Info:

Marsha Poulsen

[email protected]






Sessions run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Lunch is provided


The Village Square at Unity

1471 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626
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Do you wonder if dining really matters?  Have we done enough to make dining more resident directed?  Why must we continue to move our systems forward in honoring resident choice in dining and in creating relationship-based dining service systems?

There are many reasons:


  • Because our residents are demanding it 
  • Because our residents deserve it
  • Because CMS is advocating for increasing change
  • Because Households make it possible

and simply

  • Because it is the right thing to do!

Participants will explore each topic (see agenda) through lively discussion, stories of the pioneering work of staff and residents, and personal exercises.  You will use the guidance and challenges of the New Dining Practice Standards to navigate from Mazlov's early work to creating The Kitchen as a Great Good Place in residents' lives. At the conclusion participants will understand how to build on the inherent characteristics of households to maximize dining as a daily pleasure.


8:30    Dining at Home – an essential component in creating the Highest Practicable Level of Wellbeing for our residents
10:00  Break
10:15  Token Choice or Meaningful Choice – guidance from New Dining Practice Standards
11:45  Lunch
12:15  Proven Benefits of Maximizing Choice
2:00    Break
2:15    Advancing Autonomy and Self-Determination through Individualization & Relationships
3:30    Adjourn
Learning objectives
At the conclusion of the workshop...
• Participants will be able to identify opportunities to achieve “highest practicable level of wellbeing” in dining in a hierarchal progression.
• Participants will be able to state four specific domains of opportunity to maximize meaningful resident choice.
• Participants will be able to state at least four proven positive outcomes of maximizing choice in the resident dining experience.
• Participants will be able to define at least ten opportunities to enhance individualization and relationship in the resident dining experience.


A single registration is $120. If sending more than one person from the same organization, registration is $99 per attendee.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:  The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) has approved this program for 6 clock hours.  | Applications have also been submitted for approval for 6 clock hours for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians and Certified Dietary Managers.


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