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Title: Mealtime experience of residential care home residents and staff in Hong Kong
Author(s): Low, Lisa Pau Le 
Author(s): Lui, W.-M.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Hong Kong Geriatrics Society & Hong Kong Association of Gerontology
Journal: Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics 
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Start page: 17
End page: 22
To report the experience of meal preparation and management among residents and staff in a residential care home in Hong Kong.

Face-to-face interviews were conducted with six residents and eight staff members at a residential care home.

The divergent views of residents and staff highlighted the unsatisfactory mealtime experience. Residents had a strong wish to be helped to maintain good health and to receive care, as well as to gain control and autonomy of their food. Nonetheless, they were accustomed to the inflexible meal policies and pre-set rules for mealtime arrangements. Limited resources, elders’ limitation, and administrative influence were constraints that compromised the mealtime experience.

Older people put greater emphasis on mealtime experience. Our findings highlight the implications for those in charge to tackle the unfavourable mealtime experience.
CIHE Affiliated Publication: Yes
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