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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 February 2012
Date of Publication: 23 May 2012
Inspection Report published 23 May 2012 PDF

Food and drink should meet people's individual dietary needs (outcome 5)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People are given a choice of what to eat and drink to meet their needs.

Overall Montrose Care Home was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

We spoke with four people about the food at Montrose. One person told us they had put on weight since living at Montrose because the food is so appetising. Another said ‘the cooks are wonderful, can’t fault the food’. We were told by one person that the ‘food is ok, only a moderate chef, not enough meat’ and another said ‘the food is good, would like a steak, but they don’t do it here’.

We observed nine people taking a lunch time meal in the dining room. The food they were offered was hot and presented in an appetising manner. People were given a choice of food.

In the morning the chef was seen going around the home speaking to all the people telling them the two main course choices and asking them if they wanted anything different. At lunch time in the dining room, food was served individually and people were able to select what vegetables they wanted and how much. One person was offered support when eating; this was done in a discrete, dignified way.

Other evidence