It is essential that the people we support have access to healthy food at all times, so our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious cuisine. Our food is always cooked to highest standard and with residents’ preferences always in mind. The importance of a balanced diet is never forgotten here, so we offer a varied menu that has something for everyone to enjoy, which you can sample below:
Encouraging a person to eat, and to eat the right things, can be difficult when dementia symptoms worsen. However, a balanced diet and dementia symptoms should be seriously considered when a care plan is put together. The care plan should include a diet catered to the customer and how and where the customer likes to eat their meals. Being aware of their eating environment can make a big impact on the person’s eating habits, helping them to feel more comfortable as they eat.
A high protein, high calorie diet is often recommended for people with dementia as food intake can be poor resulting in significant weight loss, frailty and loss of mobility. It can also help prevent cardiovascular disease such as strokes and heart attacks
For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish. Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation. Our managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents