Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

Good nutrition and hydration are an important part of the care programme, while mealtimes are a highlight in the daily routine of the care home. This means that residents need to have an enjoyable, stress free experience when they sit down to eat.

Special crockery is available, such as large handled cups which are easier for people with frail hands to pick up. Slightly heavier, wide rimmed plates are more practical and reduce the risk of spillage. Ceramic crockery is more dignified than plastic and enhances the eating experience.

Colour also has an important part to play and contrasting colours for the cutlery, plates and table cloths can help to focus attention on the meal itself.

These useful products can promote confidence, encourage independence and tackle common problems which residents may encounter when eating and drinking.