At The Lantern Alliance, we provide advisory services for aged care organizations, focusing on improving the food, nutrition and dining experiences. Epicure is our complete service partnering with your organisation to raise the bar on dining performance with targeted metrics to navigate your teams to success. Our Explore program captures, analyse and use consumer experiences to guide decision-making in food, nutrition, and dining priorities within each home. We also offer workshops, training sessions around topical areas including IDDSI Workshops, Hospitality 101, Food, Nutrition and the Quality Standards and Menu Planning amongst other topics, and a Nutrition and Hospitality Champions program to enhance nutritional literacy and empower employees and community members to lead initiatives in aged care food experiences.
Our partnerships with major players in the food industry enable us to develop innovative, evidence-based solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our mission is to empower individuals and organisations with the tools and knowledge they need to lead healthier, happier lives.
The Epicure Rating Report is the only industry-endorsed software for analysing aged care food, nutritional levels, and the dining experience for residents. An Epicure assessment of your aged care facility will help you to reduce resident malnutrition, achieve significant cost savings, and attain a 5-star rating that complies with mandatory Aged Care Quality Standards.
Using the Lantern Alliance Explore app, residents and staff are asked to share a memory about a food and mealtime experience. Their stories and experiences are analysed to guide organisational decision making, priorities and strategies to improve the enjoyment of food in residential aged care setting.
Our workshops and training courses will assist aged care workers and organisations looking to improve their knowledge on nutritional literacy. Topic areas include IDDSI, hospitality 101, food, nutrition and quality standards, measuring the dining experience, and menu planning.
An engaging and rewarding program for aged care staff, volunteers, and community members. Participants are empowered to lead initiatives within their aged care home to identify areas of improvement around food, nutrition and dining.
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No, our Lantern Epicure team work largely independently whilst on-site at your home. We gather information that in fact saves time for your staff. We invite staff to engage in sharing input prior to our visit and also invite key staff to join in the Epicure exit meeting following the visit, but otherwise work swiftly on our own to gather info to collate for you.
Lantern Epicure rapidly measures inputs related to management, catering, care staff, residents, family and friends in addition to validated Epicure team inputs. This provides you with a 360 degree view of your home’s unique food and nutrition system to help guide in a targeted manner your ongoing journey to success.
The Epicure team immerse in the meal environment using their analysis tools and share meals with residents across your home while while capturing key measurable aspects of the dining experience. This comprehensive assessment provides highly targeted feedback around strengths and opportunities for further improvement.
No, while our team certainly includes dietitians, Lantern Epicure has been co-designed with experts across the sector and the Lantern Epicure team is a truly multi-disciplinary team. This has been specifically developed to best manage the complexity of the aged care food and nutrition system. Lantern Epicure captures more than 10 times the level of valuable insights across a home’s food and nutrition system with our methodology providing a depth of info incomparable to a standard dietitian-specific basic menu and mealtime assessment.
Lantern Epicure joins homes on a journey to raise the bar around aged care food, nutrition and dining experience. Our on-site visits are conducted every 6 months over a 3-year journey. In between visits, members of our team are in regular contact to ensure the home has appropriate support to help action the recommended strategies following the previous Epicure visit.