The Park Springs Household Model makes it possible for Members to benefit from engaging with, and around the pleasure of food and dining.

Daily Life

  • With kitchens in each home, Park Springs Households encourage Members to participate in meal planning and preparation.
  • Every Sunday evening before dinner Household Members gather with a care partner and the homemaker to discuss the upcoming week’s menu.
  • On Thursdays, small groups of Members serve as sous-chefs. Food-related activities that are therapeutic and appropriately challenging are utilized.
  • One Household is creating a Look-and-Cook-Book with photos and recipes that reflect important food occasions and traditions.

Key Takeaways

  • Staff are trained to understand changes in seniors’ ability to swallow and taste, the impact of medication on appetite, etc.
  • Care partners eat meals with Members, facilitate conversation and assist Members as needed.
  • The approach breaks down institutional norms with an occasional picnic, outing to a restaurant, or trips to the farmer’s market.
An Isakson Living Community


Park Springs
500 Springhouse Circle
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

p: 678-684-3300

An ICAA Champion Organization
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