Dignity Day for home’s residents

Dunollie chef Luke Daniels with the pureed food made to look more inviting for residents..'Picture by Neil Silk  120519
Dunollie chef Luke Daniels with the pureed food made to look more inviting for residents..'Picture by Neil Silk 120519

Dunollie Nursing Home in Filey Road held a Dignity Day for its residents.

The coffee morning included poetry readings and provided the home the opportunity to showcase the work they have undertaken to make the pureed food that they serve to some of their residents look more appealing.

Sally Jones, who is a Senior Care/Activities Co-ordinator at Dunollie, said: “The Dignity Day went well, it was good to be able to show off the work that we have been doing to try and make the pureed food that we serve to some of our clients look more appetising.

“We have had a lot of good feedback so far. Some of the residents who don’t normally eat pureed food have tried some of our new recipes and remarked that it tastes just as good as the ‘normal’ food that they are used to.

“North Yorkshire County Council attended the morning and we are looking forward to hearing their thoughts on the food.

“It is great for us to be able to serve our residents pureed food that looks more attractive, tastes like non-pureed food and also for us to be able to see and know what we are serving.

“Our chefs have put a lot of time and hard work into creating the new recipes.”

“We are creating a recipe book of all of the new pureed food as well as a book of poems that were written for the Dignity Day.

“It is important to remember that it could be your mother or your grandmother we are dealing with, so the dignity of residents is very important.”