Lowmoor Nursing Home
Lidder Care, Nottinghamshire
Residential, Dementia and Nursing Care
Our 5* Catering Team pride themselves on making mealtimes a special, stimulating part of each day. Our meals are all homemade and cooked fresh by our fantastic Catering Team who are based on-site. We use fresh ingredients locally sourced by small businesses with the emphasis on providing delicious seasonal meals. In the event of a person experiencing swallowing difficulties, we request referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Team based at Kings Mill Hospital. Specialists will then assess the individual’s safety in swallowing and give advice for continued nutrition and hydration.
Mealtimes are a fundamental part of a resident’s care and our Catering Manager actively consults residents and their families about food preferences, ensuring that each person satisfies their dietary needs, cravings and nutritional requirements. Collaborating closely with our visiting nutritionists and dieticians, we cater for a variety of special diets, such as diabetic, coeliac, kidney disease, and dairy/ glucose intolerance. Our Catering Manager has an excellent understanding of the nutritional needs of older people and creates meals that offer correct calorific and nutritional content.
We very much feel that mealtimes are strong social and emotional experiences. Our dining areas, therefore, are very thoughtfully designed to create such protected, quiet times and to promote a dignified, relaxed and happy atmosphere. Each dining area has a ‘menu board’ displaying daily menu choices. Mealtimes are about enjoying a social occasion as much as being nutritionally balanced. Residents can also utilise The Miners Arms pub where they can enjoy dining and a glass of wine with their meal should they chose. We feel it vital that our staff sit with our residents at mealtimes and enjoy eating together. Loved ones are also welcomed to book meals with us and can join with the celebration of resident’s special events.