Support individuals to eat and drink
222.1 - Be able to support individuals to make choices about food and drink
1.3 - Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemmas about the choice of food and drink
Sometimes this can happened. Knowing our service users and their likes and dislikes helps but when the service user is unable to communicate their likes or dislikes we could ask family and friends or even a previous service provider. Observing the service user while eating can also be a good indication of what they like or dislike, for example if a certain food is left it’s a good indication that they do not like it. If we know they are a recovering alcoholic, we will not cook with wine or sherry. If they are overweight, we will ...view middle of the document...
For the residents with dementia, because they forget event what food preferred in the past, we can remained them what food they used to like in the past according with they care plan and also asking their family and we can give them more time to make up their minds about what food to choose
1.4 - Describe how and when to seek additional guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink
There may be a resident who has certain foods they don’t like or cannot eat for health reasons. To find that information I would check the residents care plans as the information is kept in there. If a resident is diabetic I could check with a GP regarding what is and isn’t safe for them to eat or drink. We seek guidance about an individual's choice of food and drink when they have medical disability for example difficulties to chow the food, to swallow the food, diabetes, allergy, gastrointestinal problems. We will seek assistance about the person diet to medical experts.
222.5 - Be able to monitor eating and drinking and the support provided
5.1 - Explain the importance of monitoring the food and drink an individual consumes and any difficulties they encounter
It is important to monitor the foods and drinks any individuals like our residents because we need to make sure that they get the right amount of nutrients to go on every day. We can have difficulties if we don’t know how to appreciate correctly the quantities of food (big/medium/small amount of food) or the quantities of liquids and for example with a resident with dementia which is stilling the their resident’s food or cake we don’t know exactly how much he/she eat and sometimes we can’t evaluate correctly.
Unit 222 QCF Level II Health and Social Care