Ohio Veterans Home replaces buffet with made-to-order dining

Resident demand for more variety spurred the change.

The Ohio Veterans Home has booted its buffet line and cafeteria-style kitchen, replacing it with menus and made-to-order meals to serve about 160 residents who live there.

The 427-bed nursing home side is still set up the way it has been for years, but it will offer an expanded menu soon. Resident suggestions and a changing philosophy at the home helped spur the changes, said NyCola Darnold, resident services director.