The Nutrition and Assisting with Food & Drink course has been developed to introduce care workers to what constitutes a healthy diet. With more people receiving support in their own homes, it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of nutrition and assisting with food, as the home care worker may be involved in the preparation, as well as assisting with food and drink.
It is a consideration throughout that there can be challenges with food assistance due to the risk of choking. Delegates will be introduced to the typical swallowing process and what could happen when assisting supported individuals. This course is highly recommended for any workers who are new to assisting at mealtimes.
After this one day course staff will:
- Know what constitutes a healthy diet
- Be aware of other professionals involved in this area of support
- Understand why a change in diet may be required and why individuals have problems eating and drinking
- Know how to respectfully support individuals during meal times
- Have a knowledge of monitoring, auditing and promotion of a healthy diet for individuals at risk
- Understand the typical swallowing process & problems that may happen when supporting individuals