ECCA says nutrition report contains useful information

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The English Community Care Association has welcomed a report on nutrition in care homes issued by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). ECCA says the report, entitled “Highlight of the Day?”, provides useful information for care home managers and staff to continue to improve the delivery of meals and the mealtime experience for residents. ECCA chief executive Martin Green said that, taken in conjunction with the Hydration Toolkit for Care Homes that ECCA had helped to produce, the measures described in the report would aid the delivery of quality care. “More than 83 per cent of care homes have met, or exceeded, the requirements of the meals and mealtime standards,” said Mr Green. “Care homes should be congratulated on their achievement as meals and mealtimes are essential ingredients for a healthy and sociable quality of life.” The report includes a checklist to help care home managers, staff and caterers to assess how far their practice is progressing. The report says the likes and dislikes of re

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