During the project, the meal hosts have relieved regular nursing staff with meal service and received requests from the residents and handled other food purchases.

- We have heard that it is appreciated by our residents who have also stayed longer at the dining tables.

We also experience that the appetite has improved among the residents, even though we do not have any measurable results, says Johanna Carlsson, business developer at Kristinagården.

Cost millions

The whole thing has cost SEK 1.6 million and has been financed, with funds used for collaborations between municipal activities.

- We looked at other alternatives but came to the conclusion that meal hosts were the most interesting and relevant right now, says Johanna Carlsson.

Hear Johanna Carlsson talk about the investment in the clip above.

Hear Johanna Carlsson talk about the importance of meal hosts in the clip.

Photo: Erik Kammerland / SVT