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Aircraft Carriers & Dining Programs

December 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
Aircraft Carriers & Dining Programs

Turning around the big old boat of institutional dining

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The Challenges of Automation in Food Service

November 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In this complex world in which we live, technology has become an integral part of our lives. Running a large Food Service operation is challenging without the right set of tools at your disposal, so more and more we turn to technology to facilitate the collection, exchange and distribution of information that ultimately makes our work (and home) life easier to manage. So how do you move from manual to automated systems and avoid the pitfalls and horror stories we’ve all heard from colleagues? What happens when you need to automate a large, cumbersome and somewhat unwieldy manual process like transaction management, point of sale, meal plans and resident charges for your community?

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The Month-End Meal Plan Slam

October 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Staggering is no longer just for the inebriated as Food Service Operators in Retirement Communities are discovering the benefits of setting multiple “staggered” renewal dates for their meal plans for different groups of Residents.

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Dear Meal Plan Stan…

October 4, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

From: Lance Finance [lance@aretirementcommunity.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:54 PM To: stan@seniorlivingpos.com Subject: question about meal plan fee increases   Dear Meal Plan Stan, Our community is in the process of informing our residents of our new Declining Dollar Dining Plan. A resident asked today about how we will handle future increases to the [...]

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Assisted Living Trends in Hospitality

September 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Today’s administrators are challenged with “resident- centered” care that focus on re-creating the residents’ home comforts, daily living routines and opportunities more conducive to socialization. Since food and hospitality is at the heart of senior living communities, it’s also receiving a face-lift…

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POS So Easy, Even Your Resident Volunteers Will Love Using It!

September 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
POS So Easy, Even Your Resident Volunteers Will Love Using It!

Nestled in a quaint setting in Hackettstown NJ, Heath Village quietly underwent a transformation in their gift shop earlier this year. Like many Gift Shops and Country Stores at communities across the country, it is run by resident volunteers who, as you might expect, are unlikely suspects for becoming technology evangelists…but that is exactly what happened with the introduction of CARDWATCH.

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CARDWATCH Customers Grow their Own…

September 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
CARDWATCH Customers Grow their Own…

Many Cura Hospitality-managed senior living communities are harvesting the rewards as they grow their own, using the fruits of their labor in a variety of menu selections to offer healthier, more nutritious offerings to residents, patients and other guests. At CARDWATCH & Cura customer Peter Becker Community (Harleysville, Pa.), a continuing care retirement community offering comprehensive lifetime [...]

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Simple Steps to Save Thousands in your Dining Operation

July 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Combat the rising cost of food with these simple to implement ideas from Becky Dorner and Kim Hoffman.

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WARNING!!! Hard Drive Failure Scheduled for 8:30pm EST

June 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

…if life where like that, we wouldn’t need back-up systems or disaster recovery procedures. The hard truth of the matter is that we do not get advance warning of a hardware failure and when we are caught
under-prepared, getting systems back on line can take days not hours and the cost of lost data and employee productivity to your organization can be crushing.

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The Build-A-Meal” Feature

July 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment
The Build-A-Meal” Feature

Get unparalleled flexibility and control from your fixed meal plans by defining exactly what items and their quantity consititutes a meal on plan.

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Accepting Credit Cards in your Community

April 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Understanding PCI-DSS compliance before the July 1st deadline.

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Choosing the Right Application

February 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment
Choosing the Right Application

How to select the best POS and Meal (Spending) Plan Management system for your community.

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