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Why Outsource Senior Living Dining Services

What is Outsourcing?

Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring an outside company to perform tasks, handle operations, or provide services. It is an effective strategy to increase staff retention, improve training, and enhance performance – allowing organizations to focus on other business needs while having the details taken care of by outside experts.

The Evolution of Senior Living

As senior living communities continue to evolve and grow, so do the needs of residents. The Center for Housing Policy predicts that by 2050, there will be 88 million people who are 65 or older – that’s a 120% increase from today! Although 2050 might seem like a long way off, the reality is, we are just 29 short years away. Now is the time to ensure the right system is in place to set your community up for success.

Benefits of Outsourcing

Outsourcing to an innovative food service company provides a multitude of benefits such as:

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1. Operational Efficiency

Managing the complex operations that come with food, dining, and hospitality services is a lot easier when it’s your core business. We take care of food purchasing, craft menus, and deliver best-in-class service—allowing for our partners to tend to the day-to-day operations in the community. We also have direct purchasing access to the largest food procurement company in North America.

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2. Top Talent and Service

Alone, you may struggle with recruiting the right talent, retaining team members, training, onboarding, and even professional development. By outsourcing food service management, you’ll tap into a wide network of talent that will find, train, and retain the right people who are better aligned for the senior living industry. With training and development resources, staff will not only stay up-to-date with quickly changing regulations, but they’ll also be more motivated and committed to building a career of service – a benefit to your residents and community. At Morrison Living, one development opportunity – the Culinary Advancement Training Series – allows both hourly and salaried culinarians to train, develop and advance their culinary rank within our organization, in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America.

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3. Reduced Risk

As imagined, food management regulations and safety standards change quickly and can be overwhelming and confusing. Partnering with a senior dining management company can help reduce the number of at-work injuries and non-compliance costs while also creating a safe work environment for everyone. Check out how Morrison Living helps reduce injuries in the workplace.

As a food service provider specializing in senior care, Morrison Living understands the needs of our care partners. We’re here to help grow your business by bringing hospitality to the forefront.

If you’d like to learn more about partnering with Morrison Living for your dining program, start the process for a customized proposal to fit the unique needs of your community.