Support Individuals to Eat and Drink

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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. It is important because there are a lot of resident who are slower at eating then others thay may need assistance or thay may be having a bit of a rest before carrying on or thay may not be able to communicate with me so I would leave them a bit longer .if I start clearing up before the resident has finishd I may leave them still hungry or could also upset them or distress

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