Intensive Nutritional Support

Intensive Nutritional Support

Many of our residents are able to participate fully at meal times. When a resident is no longer fully independent at meal times, staff offer support in completing the meal.

However, for a number of our residents who are experiencing dementia, this is not always the case. This is when we provide intensive nutritional support.

An inability to be independent is usually caused by a decline in motor skills. When this happens, a trained member of staff will help the resident during meal times. This will involve guiding forkfuls of food from plate to mouth or cup to mouth. By supporting the patient in this way, we are helping to maintain motor skills.

The nature of dementia means that on some days, the resident will have no trouble, but on others, they will. In order to maintain dignity and independence, when a resident shows signs of being able to feed themselves, we encourage them to do so.

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