Intensive Nutritional Support
Choosing to entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home is often a difficult decision to make. At Stanfield Nursing Home in Worcester we are always aiming to create a professional, caring, and sensitive haven to support you and your loved ones in. When it comes to our nursing home care, we take pride our relaxed, respectful, and caring approach. In our nursing home, you can rest easy knowing your loved one will be cared for in a comfortable and peaceful setting.
Care Home Nutrition
As an experienced care home in Worcester, we understand you will be looking for reassurance that your loved one will be receiving care that suits their personal needs. Our staff are dedicated to delivering person-centred care that will help to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
With this in mind, we take great care when it comes to the nutritional diets of our residents. Intensive nutritional support is something that we deliver to lots of our residents daily. Many of our residents are able to participate fully at meal times. However, 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. With this type of intensive nutritional support, we are also 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.