Food and Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Food and drink are an important part in all our lives, and a particularly enjoyable experience at Westgate care homes. Our team of experienced chefs ensure every meal is not only delicious but reflects each individual’s likes, dislikes and dietary needs.

Eating the right food to keep healthy and well is important throughout life, especially as we get older. It is also important to eat a good variety of foods as well as the right proportions.

We know that food is not only necessary for life, but it’s also a source of great pleasure, with important social, cultural and religious purposes.

Within the care sector some residents have specific health needs that may impact on their nutrition, and we make sure every resident has a healthy diet based on a variety of foods eaten in the appropriate proportions to provide the energy and nutrition every day to maintain body processes and protect them from ill-health.

Example Menus
To get a taste of the menus we serve daily across our homes, here you can find an example menu.

Fresh and delicious
Whether it’s a wholesome Sunday roast or a more exotic gourmet dish, our Chefs make sure every meal is nutritionally balanced and made from fresh local ingredients. All our menus offer choices and we will supplement these with alternatives for those who wish for something different. Alongside home-made meals, a range of snacks are available for the people living in our homes. Alongside home-made meals, a range of snacks are also freshly baked for the people living in our homes.

Our dining experience

We offer a dining experience that enables residents to maintain their independence and dine with dignity. Our teams make sure our residents have choices that best suit them. We offer plated meal choices, and if one-to-one support is required then a carer will sit with the resident to assist them to enjoy their meal at their own pace.

Whilst residents may choose to dine in their own room, we do encourage residents to eat together in our charming dining areas so they can make the most of this valuable social time. We also welcome relatives to join their loved ones for meal time too!

As part of the Lifestyle Pioneer project, we welcome residents who wish to play a part in preparing for meals to take a leading role. Whether that’s laying the table for lunch or as a resident Food Critic, they are welcome and encouraged to continue to do the things that bring them the most enjoyment.

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