CHOICE+ Modules

CHOICE+ is an innovative program that aims to improve the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care by focusing on relationship-centred practices and enhancing the dining environment. These six online education modules help teams in long-term care improve the mealtime experience.

CHOICE+ is an innovative program that aims to improve the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care. It focuses on developing relationship-centred practices and enhancing the dining environment.

The program is made up of six principles:

  • Connecting: having meaningful conversations and socializing
  • Honouring Dignity: respecting decisions, choices and preferences
  • Offering Support: supporting residents based on individual needs
  • Identity: knowing and accepting residents as unique individuals
  • Creating Opportunities: supporting active mealtime participation
  • Enjoyment: creating a warm and welcoming dining environment

As part of the program, six online education modules were created to help teams in long-term care work towards improving the mealtime experience. The modules introduce the CHOICE+ principles using videos, checklists, and self-reflection. Each module typically takes less than 3 minutes to complete.

Teams can use the CHOICE+ modules 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

Date created: 2017

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Authorship

These resources were created by Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging, and the RIA.

Funding Acknowledgement

These resources were supported with funding from the Government of Ontario to the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research, and Innovation in Long-Term Care hosted at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the province.

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