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Each week it publishes bulletins with current statistics and plans for the future, together with public health information.
Eating and Drinking Well - guidance for older people
The Care Inspectorate”s Press Office stated in January 2019 that “Older people experiencing care services are being supported and encouraged to enjoy the experience of eating in a way that promotes their rights and respects their choices.
That means more food choice, promoting independence and creating the right environment for people to eat, drink and live well in their care setting, in a way that suits them.
That’s the message from the Care Inspectorate, who have launched a new online resource full of practical advice and good practice examples aimed at encouraging care homes across the country to think about ways they can support people to live, eat, and drink, with enjoyment and as much independence and choice as possible.
The new resource, Spotlight on Food and Fluid for adults and older people, was launched at Parklands Care Home in Alloa.
Gordon Weir, interim chief executive of the Care Inspectorate said: “We all enjoy being able to decide what, when and how we eat and drink – it’s easy to take it for granted.
“But for people who rely on a care service and rely on others to provide their meals, being able to have choice and make decisions that truly reflect personal preferences can be challenging.
“It is vital that people living in care homes eat and drink well, and it’s really important that they have the choice, control and independent decision making that enables them to enjoy what they eat and drink.
“We know from our inspections that many care homes across the country are working really hard to support people to eat, drink and live well, and we want to share those good practice stories and ideas so that even more people can benefit.”
A huge pat on the back for Billie! She has passed her SVQ4 Health & Social Care. Billie worked really hard to achieve this qualification and completed it very quickly. She is now awaiting her Certificate to arrive which will take pride of place on her wall.
This qualification is well-earned and both Billie and the agency benefit from the knowledge and expertise she brings to her role as Care Manager.
On 31st May 2017 Fife based care provider Paramount Care joined the growing number of employee owned businesses in Scotland, with all staff members becoming shareholders. "There is a great team at Paramount and the company is now owned by the people who know it best - its employees. Ruth Smyth has done a great thing for the employees, the clients and ultimately, the future of the business".