Food – Nutrition
Meal times are an important part of the residents day and it’s essential to their wellbeing. Our in-house chefs are passionate about creating meals that people look forward to eating. Using fresh produce, they create dishes that cater for a wide variety of diets.
We always use fresh, good quality ingredients, including fresh fruit and vegetables, to create tasty, nutritionally balanced dishes that your residents will really look forward to.
Menus are created to offer variety and choice – to help maintain residents’ interest in eating and helping them avoid menu fatigue. Even when a suitable choice is not found on the menu our chef will ensure an alternative is provided.
Our chef and care team liaise and monitor the resident’s dietary requirements. We understand the consequences of malnutrition and dehydration in the elderly, exacerbating the symptoms of conditions such as dementia.
We know how important meal time is to each individual resident and the teams in our care homes are committed to making them a sociable and enjoyable part of each day in a pleasant setting where staff are on hand to support our resident to and eat and drink if necessary. The preferences of the residents are always taken into account, which means classic meals are often featured alongside traditional regional cuisines on our menu. Each chef holds regular theme food days and provides the residents the opportunity to suggest dishes they would like to see on the menu.
The day starts with breakfast where cereal, porridge, toast and preserves are offered along-side a choice of cooked breakfast. Mid-morning tea is served with a choice of fruit or biscuits. A range of hot and cold dishes are on offer from the menu at lunchtime. Afternoon tea is served with homemade cakes, scones or biscuits. In the evening, each resident can choose from a selection of hot or cold meals. Evening and night time snacks are always available.
See a sample menu.