Onboarding healthcare and senior living foodservice employees trained in preparing and serving consistency-modified diets is crucial to health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gordon Food Service Nutrition Resource Center’s Consistency Modified Handbook (customer login required) is a training resource and guide for helping new employees. It explains the importance of consistency-modified diets in addition to techniques and best practices for serving patients and residents.
- Dysphagia overview
- Understanding IDDSI and Testing Methods
- Techniques for Pureed Meals
- Methods to Sustain Success
The public health crisis has magnified workforce shortage challenges that have plagued the industry in recent years. As operators scramble to fill roles, they’re finding employees who have a foodservice background but lack training for safely feeding people with swallowing difficulties.
Call on this training resource to help in the onboarding process. The importance of patient/resident safety has never been greater.