Dine with dignity at our Japara homes
Food is an essential component of our day-to-day lives. Not only is the consumption of food vital to our health, but mealtime itself provides us with a chance to connect with each other through conversing and creating memories with friends, family and colleagues.
One’s ability to create a positive experience can be influenced by a number of factors, including the quality of the meal, the setting and the company. The same goes for residents in our aged care homes.
With this in mind, Japara is rolling out our ‘Dining with Dignity’ initiative across our homes. The initiative features a small house model, which aims to phase out the traditional ‘fixed tray service’ that is synonymous with aged care homes, in favour of purpose-built serveries.
The serveries will see food plated in front of our residents, meaning they will receive more of a choice with their meal, and it will give our hospitality staff a greater chance to get to know the residents in the community. Dining with Dignity aims to create a calming, inviting environment which will allow staff and residents alike to connect over thoughtfully prepared, high-quality food.
The initiative is available at all of our new homes and has already been rolled out across numerous existing Japara homes to overwhelmingly positive feedback from our residents.
Below are some examples of our serveries, and the food that we are preparing for the residents across our homes.