Do all aged care residents have a good mealtime experience? How do you know?
Some things to observe closely are
*Do any of the care staff know what the modified texture meal actually is? Or do they guess?
*Do the care staff communicate what the meal is when assisting the residents?
*Do the staff make eye contact with the resident or do they engage in conversation with other staff members in the room?
*Has the modified texture meal been plated considering food preferences?
*Do the serve sizes look about right? Or are they very small?
If you have any concerns, one of the experienced aged care NPA Dietitians can assist with either a Zoom or telephone conversation with a staff member or the wider team.
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