A Place to Call Home? A Review into the Quality of Life and Care of Older People living in Care Homes in Wales (November 2014)
There is a great emphasis on treating people with dignity and respect. Menus were chosen through a “Come Dine With Me” experience, where residents and family members sampled a range of foods on offer and chose their favourites for the menu. The kitchen staff will always make alternatives if someone does not want what they have chosen and the chef always checks people are happy with their food. When soft foods are served, moulds, piping and other innovative techniques are used to ensure that the food is beautifully presented and offers a range of textures, so it looks and tastes as close to non-pureed food as possible.