eMenuCHOICE Adds Reservation Capabilities to its POS Application
On July 28, 2020 by Jodi Boyne
eMenuCHOICE, a leading dining management and point of sale (POS) application for senior living communities, now offers reservation features that support communities’ efforts to reopen communal dining. eMenuCHOICE is a valued partner in the LeadingAge MN Savings & Solutions Center.
For the past several months, senior communities have placed restrictions on communal dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most have limited dining to room delivery and in-room dining. As communal dining reopens, communities are developing policies to allow for social distancing, limiting both the number of residents in dining areas at a given time and the length of time for meals.
To help senior communities adapt to these changes, eMenuCHOICE has added new reservations features that enable communities to support social distancing requirements and implement best practices for communal dining.
“In speaking with communities over the past several months, it was clear that a tool was needed to assist with the reopening of dining rooms,” said Matt Stenerson, President and co-founder of eMenuCHOICE. “Our reservations features will support best practices for communal dining, as well as increased service levels in the future.”
For more information on these new features, see eMenu Choices Announces Reservation Capabilities.
“When we get back to communal dining, it won’t be quite like it was before,” said Mikel Rogers, Director of Food and Beverage at Leisure Care LLC. “If we have buildings with 100 residents, we might seat 25 at 4:00, 50 at 5:00 and 25 at 6:00. We need something we can track that with and it has to be user friendly, not just for the food and beverage teams but also for the residents.”
Lynsey Wetzler, a dietician and Regional Director of Nutrition and Culinary at Cassia, looks forward to using eMenuCHOICE Reservations features to manage the dining experience for nearly 200 residents at one assisted living community. “We hope to be able to manage the [dining experience for] residents that want to eat in the dining room, while still keeping to the social distancing guidelines and ensure we are able to keep people six feet apart,” Wetzler noted. “However, we can only handle a maximum number of people in the dining room at any one time. We need a way to achieve that.”