Are the residents encouraged to participate in menu planning and the preparation where possible?
Does the dining room look welcoming
Are tables set with?
Linen Table Cloths and Napkins?
Cutlery and Non-Plastic Glasses
Place settings laid out correctly
Do staff create a relaxed and social atmosphere by limiting distractions and minimising noise?
Are residents offered the choice of sitting in either a wheelchair or an ordinary chair?
Are residents provided with an opportunity to make choices according to their preferences in order to:
Socialise with other residents
Socialise with staff?
Is the temperature in the dining area, when full, at a comfortable level?
Is the food served at a pace that is appropriate to all diners?
Are snacks available as an alternative to large meals
Is there an interesting combination of textures and colours?
Does the food smell appetising?
Do unpleasant smells interfere with eating?
Was the food presented hot?
Is the food in keeping with cultural and religious food requirements of individual residents
Was the food served appropriate to the residents appetite?
Is the food cut up in a sensitive manner for those who cannot manage to do it for themselves?
- A member of staff sitting with them
- Member of staff sitting with them and sharing a meal
- Providing appropriate aids
- ensuring that the aids help residents eat and drink independently
Do staff apply good standards of hygiene?
Was tea and coffee served or made available after the meal to allow residents time to relax and chat?
Are teapots, coffee and cold drink facilities available to enable residents to pour their own drinks?
Are hot drinks freshly made?
Had the residents been given a choice of at least 2 options of meals prior to having them served?
Are residents given appropriate time to savour their food before the next course is offered?
Are second helpings available?
Is a sweet trolley used to offer a variety of desserts?
Did resident 1 enjoy their mealtime experience and have they made any comments?
Did resident 2 enjoy their mealtime experience and have they made a comment?
Did resident 3 enjoy their mealtime experience and have they made a comment?