Nursing homes eyes vending machines as cost cutters

Machines will replace food in employee cafeteria.

Jan. 17—The Genesee County Nursing Home will stop serving meals in its employee cafeteria and replace them with food from vending machines, under a recommendation made Wednesday by the county’s Ways & Means Committee.

Nursing Home administrator Christine Schaller proposed the change as a way to cut costs. Morrison Food Services, the company that prepares meals for residents of the skilled nursing facility, also sells food out of the cafeteria.