Organizational issues related to satisfaction with food and food service in the nursing home from the resident's perspective

Jill Armstrong Shultz, Neva L. Crogan, Bronwynne Evans

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Abstract

This paper reviews organizational factors that potentially affect food quality and food service in the nursing home. A model is proposed for assessing the influence of organizational technology on resident satisfaction with food and food service from the resident's perspective. Findings from an exploratory phenomenological case study applying the model are presented. Staff knowledge of how to prepare and serve food properly, and staff availability to serve food on time, were key constructs. Resident-staff interactions appeared to moderate resident control over food and food service. Recommendations are suggested for improved communication between residents and staff to address certain limitations and enhance empowerment of residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-55
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2006

Keywords

  • Nursing homes
  • Organizational factors
  • Satisfaction with food

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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