Someplace like home.
Each neighborhood dining area is equipped with a residential-sized refrigerator, a hutch, and tables arranged to allow for the rolling buffet. To further enhance the residential-home feeling, the buffets match the decor of the dining areas. The refrigerators are stocked with sandwiches, cold snacks, and beverages. The hutch houses a microwave, toaster, dry snacks and foods, and dishes, glassware, and utensils. The buffet works with the neighborhood dining areas to create a family-dinner atmosphere for residents at Carol Woods.
Walter Schruntek: "They put some very interesting equipment onto the floor. The rolling buffet and refrigerator in the dining space allows the residents a lot of self-selection and access. A good practice for making a nursing home feel more residential."
CAROL WOODS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Mark Holmes, director of dining services, Jennifer Berces Gill, MSW, coordinator of admissions and public relations
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2001|
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