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Healthy food on the menu

RESIDENTS at a Bognor Regis care home have been given food for thought with a new award.

 

The gold standard recognition for Elizabeth House ensures they are being given nutritious meals.

 

The award has come from the Nutrition Resources in Care Homes programme. This has been set up to ensure care home residents are supported to maintain a healthy diet. Run by Western Sussex

 

Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the scheme also teaches staff to identify and tackle malnutrition.

 

Judges said the home’s menu was ‘varied and nourishing’, and highlighted the good practice of staff when one-to-one feeding was required.

 

The home is run by Shaw healthcare. Its manager, Marian Drake, said: “We are delighted with the positive feedback and have already begun work on the ongoing recommendations provided by the report.

 

“We recently purchased a smoothie maker – and will soon have another – which will enable us to make more nourishing drinks, especially for high risk residents.”

 

The home in Victoria Drive was praised by the Western Sussex Hospitals and its specialist community dietitian, Keaton Irvine, said its staff were a pleasure to work with.

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