Food Services for Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Delivering more choice and better quality across the long-term care continuum.

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The demand for more diverse resident dining experiences in senior long-term care is creating a shift in how continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) approach food service management.

Now catering to a more empowered generation of seniors, CCRCs are putting a higher premium on food quality and nutrition, local ingredients, restaurant-inspired dining, and a richer variety of organic, gluten-free and vegetarian meal options.

At Glendale Senior Dining, we help CCRCs meet these demands by crafting customized, fully-compliant food services programs centered on providing resident choice and more memorable dining alternatives across the care continuum. At the core of our approach is an unmatched focus on fresh food, variety and first-class hospitality services.

With our commitment to these principles, we forge mutually-rewarding relationships with the CCRCs we serve to enrich resident life, improve outcomes and set your community apart in competitive, senior living environments.

Discover Glendale Senior Dining’s specialized approach to CCRC food service management.

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Discover how Glendale Senior Dining can customize a complete, high-quality CCRC food service management program with our unique approach to:

Food Quality and Menu Development

Offering high-quality menu choices and diverse, restaurant-style dining experiences is a must for CCRCs with residents who are more worldly, more engaged and more aware of the latest food trends than seniors of decades’ past.

Glendale Senior Dining chefs are the best; a result of our strategy to recruit leading talent from the restaurant and hospitality sector. Masters of on-trend global and regional cooking techniques, they work closely with our registered dietitians to create innovative menus that are high in nutritional quality and align with residents’ tastes, special diets, values and lifestyles.

At Glendale Senior Dining, we cook from scratch and use local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, building relationships with growers who share our commitment to fresh food and preserving the environment. From gluten-free menus to vegan and vegetarian meals to sustainable and healthy choices, our food is prepared to make every meal memorable — whether served as part of a congregate dining plan or in an alternative venue.

Dining Flexibility

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With 2.5 million baby boomers now over 70 years old, CCRCs are under pressure to emulate the diverse dining experiences residents have indulged in all their lives. At Glendale Senior Dining, we support this by collaborating with you to design food-centered programs, innovative menus and alternative dining venues that give residents the flexibility to choose what, when and where they eat.

Staffing and Training

For CCRCs that need to do more with less in scarce labor markets, unplanned service disruptions can have an adverse effect on resident satisfaction, safety and well-being. When you work with Glendale Senior Dining, you avoid these problems by offloading staff recruitment, benefits, scheduling and training — all seamlessly managed by our full-service Human Resources group.

Our training and support [LINK TO “TRAINING AND SUPPORT” PAGE] approach is comprehensive and meets all relevant regulatory requirements — while helping your hospitality team develop the skills and mindset to support diners as they progress along the care continuum.

Operations

Glendale Senior Dining’s volume food purchasing arrangements and mutually-rewarding relationships with local growers and other trusted suppliers helps to ensure smooth operations while maximizing savings and quality.

Compliance

With our understanding of changing meal service regulations for CCRC food service management, Glendale Senior Dining can reduce risk and drive positive results in your unique dining environment.