Providing good nutritional care is key to people’s health, wellbeing and recovery.
Good nutritional care involves determining a person’s individual preferences and cultural needs, defining his or her physical requirements and providing the person with the appropriate food to meet these needs.
Access to evidenced based information from a reliable source is essential to ensure staff, residents and their relatives have the knowledge they need to enable the right choices and decisions to be made.
Grampian community dietitians are working in partnership with local authorities, Care Inspectorate and private providers of care to focus on ways to improve nutrition in care homes, identify ways of sharing information and improve communication.
- Care Home Referral Form
- Nutrition Screening for Care Homes – Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)
- Food Fortification Booklet
- Dementia Care – Support with Eating and Drinking
- Grampian Dysphagia Management – Texture Classification of Solids
- Grampian Dysphagia Management – Texture Classification of Liquids
- Guideline for the Use of Thickeners
- Diet Resources Pack in Care Homes
The Scie website provides useful information and resources about nutrition. type the word “nutrition” into the search tab