As interest and demand for our Food and Nutrition in the Care Home course is growing I decided I would give a bit more background to the course and how and why we developed it. HIQA selected, last Autumn, one of our major clients to conduct a themed Food and Nutrition audit. HIQA forwarded a copy of their audit checklist and requested a copy of the Nutritional Policy developed by the Centre.
An effective and successful Nutritional Care Policy requires a team approach that includes Nurses, Carers and Caterers.
With the checklist in hand and other information provided by HIQA, we developed a bespoke Training Course to fit the exact requirements of HIQA, including the ten points that need to be included in a Nutritional Policy in a Residential Care Setting. We delivered our unique and interactive course to all staff, including Nurses, Carers and Caterers over a half-day, emphasizing that Food and Nutrition is a complete team responsibility. We presented each class with Menu and Presentation ideas that were easy to achieve. We are pleased to state that the inspection was a tremendous success and we have since delivered the same course to many more Care Homes across the country.
- The HIQA Standard on Meals and Mealtimes.
- What is Healthy Eating?
- Changes in the body with ageing.
- Healthy eating plan for older adults.
- Nutrients essential in the elderly.
- A good Nutritional Care Policy in a Care Home.
- MUST- 5 steps to MUST & a case study.
- The guidelines to the management of malnutrition-Food First Approach, Get More In, Ordinary Intake v Adapted Intake.
Topics covered in the development of a good nutritional policy include:
- Safe Food.
- Multi-Disciplinary approach.
- Training in Nutritional Care
- Nutritional assessment on admission.
- Nutritional Care Plan for each individual.
- Ongoing evaluation.
- Protected Meal Times, Eating Environment & Assistance v Feeding.
- Food availability.
- Resident Center Approach.
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