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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 April 2013
Date of Publication: 18 May 2013
Inspection Report published 18 May 2013 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 18 April 2013, 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, talked with staff and reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us. We talked with other authorities.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

People’s food and drink met their religious or cultural needs. We were told by people living at the home that they had meals they liked and that they enjoyed their meals. We saw the menus offered a wide variety of meals and were based on personal preferences, and provided for dietary and cultural needs.

People were provided with a choice of suitable, nutritious food and drink. During the inspection visit we saw the lunch served was enjoyed by all four people. It was hot and served promptly to people. We observed the mealtime was relaxing as people chatted to each other and to the care worker. A person told us "the food here is good, I enjoy everything served, there is nothing to complain about".

We observed people needing assistance were supported discreetly to be able to eat and drink sufficient amounts to meet their needs. A person that choose to remain in the bedroom for mealtimes told us they were able to take their meals in their preferred place.