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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 September 2012
Date of Publication: 1 November 2012
Inspection Report published 1 November 2012 PDF | 81.31 KB

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 28 September 2012, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risks of inadequate nutrition and dehydration.

Reasons for our judgement

We previously carried out a compliance review for Cedarwood Nursing home in October 2011, which raised concerns in this outcome area. During this follow-up visit, we looked at this outcome area to find out if improvements had been made since we last visited the home.

People were provided with a choice of suitable and nutritious food and drink. We looked at the food menu and saw that people were being offered a healthy diet, which met their dietary needs. The chef told us that they cooked fresh food every day. They told us that they spoke to people and asked them what they wanted to eat at lunch time and for tea. We saw that this information was being recorded on a piece of paper. One person told us that they sometimes received food in their room, which was not hot. The chef told us that the provider had ordered one heated trolley for the home. This was to ensure food was kept hot whilst it was being served to people. One person told us that they had “two very good cooks” and that the food had improved so much. Another person told us that the food was “very nice”. One relative told us that the food had improved and that the staff assisted their family member to eat their meal in a caring way. They also told us that their family member told her that they were able to have a drink when they asked for it.

We observed people having lunch and saw that the staff supported people to eat in a kind and dignified manner. We observed that none of the people were sitting in the dining area. We discussed this with the manager and they told us that some people enjoyed having their meals in their room. This was confirmed by talking two people we spoke with and some visiting relatives. The manager told us that most of the people enjoyed sitting in their comfortable chairs in the lounge area to eat their meals. They told us that a few people sometimes ate in the dining area.

The people’s care plans we looked at showed that their nutritional needs were assessed and updated when needs changed. We saw that the dietitian and GP were accessed when there were concerns raised about people’s weight and food and fluid intake.