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    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes is working closely with Dining with Dignity, a specialist training provider, to help meet the nutritional needs of residents who have dysphagia.   Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties and is usually caused by nerve or muscle problems. It is very common amongst the elderly which can limit the range […]

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scottish care homes’ Head Chef proves he’s the Crème de la Crème

    Scottish care homes’ Head Chef proves he’s the Crème de la Crème

    Congratulations to Oakbridge Care Homes’, Head Chef, Richard Pandelus on attaining the SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 9.   The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Management at SCQF level 9 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. It has been developed to support those working […]

    11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Housekeeping and Catering Double Gold Award for Stafford care home

    Housekeeping and Catering Double Gold Award for Stafford care home

    In a first for the adult social care sector 2017, Avery Healthcare in collaboration with the CAP Awards (Continuous Advancement Programme), is delighted to announce that Avery’s Crispin Court Care Home in Stafford has won a double Gold Award for both Housekeeping and Catering.   The CAP Awards promote and reward excellence in Catering and […]

    17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    The culinary talents of a Sanctuary Care chef in Yarnton have secured her victory in the organisation’s prestigious annual cookery contest.   Competing against finalists from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Rutten Lane has been crowned the organisation’s Chef of the Year 2017. […]

    11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Chelsea residential home rewrites the rulebook of care home food

    Chelsea residential home rewrites the rulebook of care home food

    The hospitality team at Chelsea Court Place is passionate about raising the standards of care home food and changing the future of food nutrition in aged care.   In addition to the basic enjoyment of eating quality, nutritious food, taste is a very powerful sense which has the ability to trigger memories of life experiences, […]

    16th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nightingale Hammerson care homes celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Nightingale Hammerson care homes celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

    One of the Jewish community’s leading providers of care for older people, Nightingale Hammerson is celebrating Nutrition and Hydration week with a series of initiatives for its residents.   The week, which takes place every year, aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.   Nightingale […]

    15th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home group prepares to support Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Care home group prepares to support Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Homes run by Caring Homes across the country will be supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week which starts on Monday March 13th.  Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. This year organisations large and small are encouraged to take part in […]

    8th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home group one of first in UK to serve up pureed food that looks like a meal

    Care home group one of first in UK to serve up pureed food that looks like a meal

    Elderly residents at six care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who have difficulty swallowing food are benefiting from an initiative aimed at encouraging them to eat more.   People experience problems eating and drinking for a number of reasons, for example if they’ve had a stroke or suffer from dementia.   Milford Care, which has homes in […]

    2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents celebrate working with Feel Good Foods project

    Care home residents celebrate working with Feel Good Foods project

    A recent Christmas cooking demonstration with elderly residents from Clipstone Hall & Lodge care home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, celebrated ten months working together with the vibrant local community regeneration project Feel Good Foods.   Over the past year, the Ollerton and District Economic Forum (ODEF) funded project, has been organising regular events for residents from […]

    15th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Former Royal chef offers advice on how to cook for people with dementia

    Former Royal chef offers advice on how to cook for people with dementia

    A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon, led an event organised by the Dementia Centre, HammondCare and hosted by the University of Salford’s […]

    25th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care group transforms the image of care home catering for residents

    Care group transforms the image of care home catering for residents

    Research into achieving dignity in care for older people in the UK has consistently found that meals and mealtimes are a major priority for people staying in a residential setting, but sadly there is so much news about the grim reality of care home food and it is a major concern for many. In most […]

    24th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Hallmark Care Homes scoop three Wales Care Awards

    Hallmark Care Homes scoop three Wales Care Awards

    Hallmark care home team members from Greenhill Manor, Bryn Celyn and Ty Enfys, their facilities in South Wales, have scooped three Wales Care Awards.   Sreeja Ranjith from Greenhill Manor, Jenilynne Williams from Bryn Celyn and Patrick Johnstone from Ty Enfys impressed judges with their residential, nursing care and culinary ability at the Wales Care […]

    1st November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home head chefs gather to share best practice and skills

    Care home head chefs gather to share best practice and skills

    The head chefs from Meallmore’s 22 care homes gathered for a two-day catering conference.   The event – which was held at the company’s newest care home, Mearns House, and also at the Tennent’s Training Academy Cook School – allowed the chefs to share best practice and develop their skills.   Training included an in-depth […]

    28th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

    Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

    A care home has become the first of its kind in the local area to receive a prestigious Eat Safe Award for food safety.   Bupa’s Claremont care home in Whitletts, South Ayrshire has been awarded the merit through the Eat Safe scheme, run by national agency Food Standards Scotland in conjunction with local Councils to recognise […]

    12th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    NACC Training & Development Forum set to inform, update and inspire care catering professionals

    NACC Training & Development Forum set to inform, update and inspire care catering professionals

    The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum2016 returns to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, on 5-7 October with the clear objective to inform, update and inspire delegates on the latest issues affecting care catering. The two-day event has a strong reputation for introducing new perspectives and ideas through relevant, thought-provoking […]

    3rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
    St Helen’s care home is crowned the Bake Off winner

    St Helen’s care home is crowned the Bake Off winner

    A technically intricate handcrafted street scene, including Corgi dog head and drunken soldier, is the winning entry for this year’s Orchard Care Homes Bake-Off, and St Helen’s Home, Lymewood Court, is crowned the care group Winner. In a national competition that has produced over 60 cake creations on the theme of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, […]

    20th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Sanctuary Chef tastes success

    Sanctuary Chef tastes success

    A talented Sanctuary Care chef got taste buds tingling at an annual Chef of the Year Competition.   Suzanne Pinney, chef manager at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire went head-to-head with six colleagues from across the organisation in a 90-minute cook-off to win the final of Sanctuary Care’s Chef of the Year […]

    24th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents explore the world of food for a healthy diet

    Care home residents explore the world of food for a healthy diet

    Residents of a Hagley care home have been sent on a voyage of food discovery to help find treats and fresh dishes for their new menu.   Chandos Lodge Residential Home invited its residents and their families to try a range of different foods and award them marks out of five before deciding what recipes […]

    23rd June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Smooth Sunrise of Guildford employee up for national Health and Nutrition Award

    Smooth Sunrise of Guildford employee up for national Health and Nutrition Award

    Sunrise Senior Living of Guilford is celebrating the success of their Dining Services Coordinator Alan Simpson, after he was nominated in the PS100 Health and Nutrition category at the Cost Sector Catering Awards. The nomination recognises his extraordinary dedication to the health of Sunrise’s residents and the innovative methods he has been employing to ensure […]

    22nd March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home group raises a cup to residents’ health

    Care home group raises a cup to residents’ health

    A Hull based care home group has embraced global Nutrition and Hydration Week by running afternoon tea open events across all of its 20 homes. Residential and specialist dementia care homes from across The Hica Group invited members of the local community, including friends and family of the residents, schools and local businesses to join […]

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