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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 February 2013
Date of Publication: 20 March 2013
Inspection Report published 20 March 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 February 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We 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

People are supported to eat and drink sufficient amounts to meet their needs. When we arrived one person was finishing their breakfast and another we saw going to the kitchen to get their own food.

Throughout our visit we saw staff engaging with people and offering further drinks and food during the day. There was a range of food and drink offered. Two of the people living here were vegetarians and were only offered vegetarian food. The other person who was not a vegetarian was offered cooked meat at mealtimes.

The staff said people living in the home would participate in food preparation and enjoyed the food discussions they had. During our visit we spoke about eggless pancakes that had been made the previous week.

The people that live here can vocalise what they want to eat. One person requested to use their own crockery and cutlery and this is adhered to.

The home has recently had a food safety audit from the local council. No concerns were raised following this audit. Staff all have had food hygiene training and are involved in food preparation.