Serving Food Safely is Critical in Long Term Care

Food safety is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for older people. As we age, our bodies undergo changes that make us more susceptible to foodborne illness or food poisoning. Since foodborne illness can be serious, or even fatal, especially to older people with compromised immune systems, it is essential for people working in long-term care communities to know and practice safe food handling to help reduce the risk of people getting sick from contaminated food.

While people in dining services do their best to offer residents foods that they enjoy eating and hope people will feel comfortable enough to ask for something that isn’t on the menu if they want it, they must also realize that at times, residents and their families or visitors may wish to bring in food from outside sources. This is a good thing since such meals or snacks are likely to be foods that the resident really loves eating. However, for their safety and well-being, residents need to be made aware of the risks involved with bringing in perishable food items. Proper handling of the food and the leftovers is essential to ensure the food is safe for people to eat. Here’s a quick refresher about safe food handling when people bring in food or storing snacks.

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Our Mission at BSN Solutions is assisting long-term care communities to enhance older adults’ dignity, happiness, and health through pleasant, meaningful dining experiences. Our Goal Allowing individuals greater freedom to decide when, where, and what they will eat which leads to more independence and improved health outcomes. Our Products Our products were developed by a consulting team of a licensed administrator, registered dietitians, diet technicians, and a certified dietary manager who are all highly experienced in long-term care. Our products are all about helping seniors remain independent by implementing the concept of culture change and Resident-Directed Dining Experiences. For three decades, these values and practices have been the core of our company.

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Our Mission is assisting LTC communities to enhance older adults’ dignity, happiness, and health through pleasant, meaningful dining experiences. We want individuals to have greater freedom to decide when, where, and what they will eat which leads to more independence and improved health outcomes. That’s the goal of all our documentation and information tools we have available in our store.

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