1.1 Establish with an individual the food and drink they wish to consume.
1.2 Encourage the individual to select suitable options for food and drink.
1.3 Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemma about the choice of food and drink.
There are a number of ways to resolve any dilemma or difficulties with the choice of food and drink.
Diet and Health Problems
The residents choices at some point may contradict the advice given to the by there carer. If a resident had type 2 diabetes, they might have to restrict their diet in various ways. The resident will need support from all carers to help encourage and guide them on what is best for them with food and drink.
Encouraging Dietary Change
Some people don’t find it easy to change their eating habits, the carer can help by showing a list of foods that are available and maybe do a tester so they can try it. The best thing to do is to make different options and try to help residents eat less fatty food and more healthy food.
Meeting cultural needs
Residents from different back rounds may have different habits with their diets. Some care homes don’t provide the meals that meet there needs unless there is special provision made, if this happens the resident may refuse to eat what they have been given.to avoid the problem the carers should find out about dietary preferences and try to ensure that they are reflected in the meals that are on offer, family members can sometimes give advice what the prefer or even bring in a meal sometimes.
1.4 Describe how and when to seek additional guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink.
Physical conditions affecting diet
Residents, who have difficulty swallowing, may have developed a condition called dysphagia. In this situation you need to get advice with regards to the type of food the person can eat. Inadequate food and drink intake may be the result in chronic illness or could occur for other reasons, for