Nutrition is a vital part of care which many people overlook.
At Birch Green we take it very seriously, and have appointed a nutritional advocate as a dedicated service for those residents with dementia.
Janette will play a major role in the life of the care home and our residents, working to make sure those people who need it most benefit from enhanced levels of nutrition and hydration. This can be a complicated process because of the nature of the condition.
Malnutrition and dehydration can become a real issue. Janette has been focusing on activities including developing nutrition profiles for our residents, supporting them at meal times, baking in the lifestyle kitchen and ensuring that good hydration levels are maintained throughout the day.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask Janette about the role she will be playing, and help welcome her to the home.