So many tips to make meal time more pleasant! Here are just a few:
Ask folks to help you set the table. You might be surprised at who can roll a napkin and fork.
Reduce the portion size for those who just don’t eat like they use too. Back in their day they were taught to “clean your plate”. Some of our ladies get overwhelmed by too much food. You can always offer seconds.
Create a normal dining experience by sitting and eating with the person; the dishes can wait!
Having some background music is nice but make sure the TV is off.
If someone is eating slow, don’t assume they are not hungry. Offer encouragement and hand under hand assistance. They might just be having an off moment.