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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 January 2011
Date of Publication: 29 March 2011
Inspection Report published 29 March 2011 PDF | 94.71 KB

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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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 21/01/2011, observed how people were being cared for, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

• Overall, we found that Ashleigh House was meeting this essential standard

User experience

People who used the service told us their dietary needs were met. They were able to help to prepare meals, snacks and drinks at any time. They said that they assisted staff with the weekly food shopping, and were able to select things that they liked. They said the meals were very good and that they were always offered a choice.

Other evidence

The provider ensures that each person’s nutritional needs are assessed where necessary. The locations menus were based on the known likes and dislikes of each person. At least two hot meals were available each day. Healthy eating was always promoted.

Their were measures in place to ensure menus were varied and well balanced. There were procedures in place for people at risk of poor nutrition, or hydration, and there was access to professional nutritional experts if needed.