|A-HA Team Lead
Keller, H (Principal Investigator)
Dunn, H (Co-Investigator)
2015 – Present
CHOICE is a training program designed to support relationship-centred dining in long-term care. Each letter of the acronym CHOICE is a core principle of relationship-centred dining: connecting; honouring identity; offering support; identity; creating opportunities; and enjoyment.
The objectives of CHOICE are:
- To create mealtimes that feel like home; each meal feels like dining with family and friends or visiting the local eatery and is an opportunity for authentic social engagement and relationships.
- To create mealtimes that are comfortable and enjoyable for each person; personal preferences are honoured and dignity is supported.
CHOICE will be piloted in 2 long-term care homes in 2016 to determine the effectiveness of training delivery and whether the training results in attitudes, knowledge and behaviour related to relationship-centred dining in long-term care.