Food and Nutrition
Food and nutrition are a huge part of daily life for our residents at Milford Care. Mealtimes are an experience for our residents, with restaurant-quality food which is freshly prepared in-house by our award-winning catering teams. It’s highly enjoyable, with plenty of choice and residents’ likes, dislikes and nutritional needs in mind.
All our homes offer cooked and continental options and hot and cold food throughout the day. The choice is yours! Residents are involved in all decisions made about the menu, from seasonal produce to old favourites to themed nights and everything in between.
And if you’re peckish, Milford Care homes have refreshments, homemade cakes and biscuits on hand to snack on.
The day starts with a choice of cereals, porridge, toast, fish, omelettes or full English breakfast followed by cakes and snacks at mid-morning. Hot and cold dishes are available at lunchtime followed by an afternoon snack such as homemade biscuits, pastries or fruit. In the evening a selection of hot and cold meals are available followed by a dessert. Here is a sample menu from our award-winning home, Milford House.
Mealtimes are so important for social wellbeing and companionship that we encourage residents to get together to dine (although dining is available in other parts of the home if they choose). This gives the resident’s chance to catch up and share stories. And of course, our trained staff are always on hand to offer full support with dining and drinking.
At Milford Care, we focus on Montessori principles and person-centred care, which we take into our eating rituals too. As well as making decisions about the seasonal menu, some of the residents like to help with the preparation and serving of the food. Whether that’s laying the table for dinner or chopping up the veggies, each resident has a part to play should they wish to.
We’re proud to say we’re also one of the first care homes in the UK to introduce a way of improving meal presentation and the dining experience for those who have a pureed food diet. Milford Care invested in food moulds and Gelea, a thickening agent, which makes a pureed sausage look and taste like a sausage and pureed carrots look and taste like carrots. This brilliant alternative also gives all the nutrients that a usual meal provides and is a big step up from the traditional pureed food. To read more about this click here.
To find out more about the food and nutrition at your nearest Milford Care home, contact us here.