Tempting, tasty and nutritious
Our chef-led catering team serves up delicious and nutritious meals, as well as a choice of your loved one’s favourite snacks throughout the day. We are committed to using fresh ingredients and your loved one is welcome to request menu options according to personal tastes, dietary and cultural needs.
At Sandfields, food and drink are central to many of our activities, including themed menus and tasting sessions. Our kitchen team undertake specialist training so they can create tempting modified menus if your loved one needs a special diet.
For residents living with dementia, we use our own bespoke dementia-friendly crockery to promote independent eating, but discrete help and support is always at hand if your loved one needs it.
Every aspect of living in a Care UK care home is tailored to each resident’s needs and preferences, including food and dining.
When an individual moves into a Care UK home, our professional chefs meet with them to learn about their favourite foods and dietary needs. These details are included in their care plan, which is regularly reviewed and updated as their needs change.
We’re committed to helping residents to eat well and stay hydrated. Every main meal is home-cooked and freshly prepared each day. We also do our best to source fresh produce from local businesses wherever possible.
Care UK’s expert chefs combine creativity with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition for older people. Our head chefs work as part of their home’s management team to deliver a holistic, personalised approach to care for each resident. They are a key and highly visible member of the leadership team and can often be found in the lounges chatting to residents about food. They know each resident’s dietary and dining needs as well as their preferences. They work with clinical and care colleagues to support residents with weight management.
Care UK care homes offer a dining experience that enables residents to maintain their independence and dine with dignity. Our teams support residents to make mealtime choices in a way that best suits them. We show residents plated meals to support them to make choices, and if one-to-one support is needed, a colleague will sit with an individual to help them to eat at a comfortable pace.