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Archived: No 31 First Row

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 December 2013
Date of Publication: 15 January 2014
Inspection Report published 15 January 2014 PDF | 83 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 18 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff and talked with other authorities.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

People were supported to be able to eat and drink sufficient amounts to meet their needs.

We saw there was a record made of the meals prepared for the person using the home and whether they ate them or refused meals. We noted that there were a variety of meals or snacks offered.

The person told us that he liked to eat steak and kidney puddings, sweetcorn, beans and scampi. The manager told us that the individual went through phases of things that he liked or didn’t like and that they looked to cater for these. The manager said that whilst they tried to encourage a healthy diet it was down to individual choice. The manager told us that whilst the person’s weight was not regularly monitored they did “keep an eye on it.”

We checked the cupboards, fridge and freezer in the home. We found that there was a range of food and goods in store, which included fresh vegetables. Fridge and freezer temperatures were regularly checked to ensure that food was kept fresh and safe.

Whilst we were carrying out the inspection we saw that the person was regularly offered the opportunity to have some breakfast and was provided or offered drinks of chocolate milkshake or coffee.

We noted from the person care records that there were regular visits or consultations with a dentist and action taken if there were any problems with oral health. The manager told us they were currently waiting on information about treatment for a tooth condition.