Dished: How Five Star is Overhauling Senior Living Dining

Photos by Tania Tuluie Fifteen chefs, four 50-pound sea bass, a celebrity food personality, a ticking clock and one secret surprise ingredient. It looks, sounds and feels just like something you’d see in a Food Network studio. Close. It isn’t the Food Network, but it is a top chef challenge. The catch: all of the […]

Dished: Attracting Top Chefs to Senior Living

Photo by Tania Tuluie With the evolution of food service in senior living, from cafeteria to full-service restaurant, comes a new attention to another important aspect of dining: Hiring. As “scoop and serve” models of the past are making way for restaurant-style dining services in senior living, providers are taking note of their hiring practices—which today […]

Senior Living Community Success Hinges on Strong Leadership

While a number of factors contribute to the success of a senior living community, a crucial piece of the puzzle is strong leadership at the top. Executive directors play a vital role at the helm of their communities, and many share key characteristics of being a good listener, open-minded, and willing to “walk the walk […]

Which Companies Were Recognized For ALFA’s 2012 Best of the Best Awards?

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recently announced the winners of its fifth annual Best of the Best Awards, which recognizes forward-thinking companies in or related to the senior living industry for innovative programs and services they’ve implemented. The awards encompass eight categories, listed below with the winner of each:  Resident Health & Wellness—Senior […]