CHOICE+ is an innovative program that enhances the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care. It focuses on nurturing relationships and creating comfortable dining environments. Teams can use CHOICE+ tools to:
- Understand their current strengths in supporting residents at mealtimes
- Get ideas of simple strategies to try in their day-to-day practice
- Spark discussion at team meetings and help develop plans for practice change
CHOICE+ tools are available online, including six new online learning modules that can be viewed on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. The modules include short videos, interactive checklists and self-reflection questions. Each module takes less than 3 minutes to complete.
CHOICE+ is created by Dr. Heather Keller (Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging, University of Waterloo/Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging) and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. These education modules were supported with funding from the Government of Ontario to the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research, and Innovation in Long-Term Care.
To learn more about CHOICE+ visit: choice.the-ria.ca