This can be resolved by reporting the issue to your senior member of staff on shift or your manager. You should also try to explain to the service user why they have to have their food presented like that, if they still refuse that food you could offer them something different which will also be suitable for them. 2. Describe how and when to seek guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink (1.1.4) You should seek additional guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink when you are not sure about what they can and can’t have. You can seek additional guidance by asking your senior member of staff that is on shift or your manager.
Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemmas about the choice of food. In pen y garth we inform the esidant what food and drink is on the menu if there is nothing on the menu they like we would offer them an alternative. Describe how and when to seek additional guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink There may be a resident who has certain foods thay don’t like or cannot eat for health reasons, to find that information I would check there careplans as the information is kept in there.if a resident is diabetic I could check with a GP regarding what is and isn’t safe for them to eat or drink Describe factors that help promote an individuals didnity,comfort and enjoyment while eating and drinking . Some resident need assistance with eating there meals some are in need ov aprons soft foods.i ensure that when I am assisting a resident with meal I sit them in the dinning room with all the other residants so thay don’t feel as if I am treating them any difrent to anybody els I will sit next to then and make conversation with then apply an apron is needed some resident could be contious about spilling there food or making a mess. if there was any food on there face or if thay are making a mess I would always make sure I kept whipping round there mouth and make them feel comfertuble and enjou there meals Explain why is it important to be sure that an individual has chosen to finish eating and drinking before clearing away.
This means that person with dementia can forget how important it is to eat and drink. They also may lose sense of hunger and thirst. It can become problem putting client’s health at risk. Functional change is losing ability to remember how to eat using cutlery. Instead, some people find easier to pick up food by hand, so finger food should be provided.
With some service users, offering a choice between two items- having a fruit yoghurt, or a fruit salad, while showing them the respective foods, is a feasible way. With other customers, offer only one dish at a time, asking whether the customer would like to have it, or not. If the answer is no, show another item and repeat the yes/no question. If the customer does not have the capacity to choose that given day, the carer may make a choice for him/her, based on the likes/dislikes of the service user and the restrictive criteria described in the care plan and also ensuring a healthy and varied diet. 1.2.
Some individuals will be unable to recognise the food that they are given, and can forget to eat or drink. The individuals relationship with food throughout their life can also play a part in their nutritional needs when living with dementia. People who may
Unit 8-P2 In this essay I am going to explain different psychological approaches to health practice. Social learning theory According to this theory, we need to have a good role model in our life, so that we can learn good behaviours from them. For people who want to eat healthy and be healthy, celebrity such as, Jamie Oliver would be a very good role model, because he teach people to eat healthy to have a healthy life. He also brought lots of publicity to the healthy eating campaign. If someone eats junk food all the time and that person’s mother or friend told him/her to eat healthy, it’s less likely that he/she will listen to them, but if he/she admires Jamie Oliver and he suggests to eat healthy, then there is more possibility for that person to follow what he says.
Life in the modern world is full of stress and struggles that are ready to let you down anytime. People are in a hurry, eat fast, work harder and forget how to take care of their health because they are too busy to think of how to eat in a right way. They keep ruining their health by fulfilling their stomach as much as they can. So, many nutritionists advise that people should change this bad eating habit and do simple things, such as eat less and slowly. In the book “Food Rules”, Michael Pollan also lists “Eat Slowly” and “Eat Less” as recommendation for eaters.
This will stop discrimination because it means that everyone is getting a choice about what they want to eat. Also there may be a diabetic who does not want to stick to their sugar free diet and this could affect them and make them ill. To overcome this problem you should try to give them advice and tell them the consequences if they don’t stick to their diet. If they still want to no longer stick to it then you can’t tell them what to do, you have to respect their
Unit 49 DEM302 Understand and Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Individuals with Dementia This unit is about understanding that individuals may have specific nutritional needs because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in meeting these nutritional requirements and be able to provide evidence of their competence to enable individuals with dementia to eat and drink well. Question 1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition. (1.1) A dementia patient will make poorer choices about the foods and drinks they wish to consume. Often just knowing that we are thirsty as opposed to hungry will lead to a better choice being made in selecting drink over food.
http://www.helpguide.org/life/senior_nutrition.htm Staying on Track In order for the elderly too successfully stay on track when it comes to reaching their recommended nutrition needs there are several ways. The person could ask for help. Ask people with more knowledge than you such as a nutritionist or maybe just family too help you shop or structure out a meal plan. The elderly should also focus on breaking bad habits. Break bad habits such as watching TV.