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Nursing and Residential Care Homes

Dietitians work with nursing and residential homes to provide support to staff on screening for undernutrition and managing residents are risk of undernutrition.  This can involve providing training and resource materials for care home staff.  It also involves working with GPs and care home staff to ensure that prescribed nutritional supplements are being used appropriately. 
Please contact our Headquarters at Enderby on 0116 2227170 if you would like more information on this service.

Dietetic Referrals for patients in care homes

Referrals must now be made by the patients GP via SystmOne or PRISM to
MUST screening tool should be completed together with adherance to the LMSG guidelines

4-Day Food Record Chart

A form for monitoring residents' food intake


Food first for care homes


Food First for care homes - Asian diet version


Food First - food fortification

How to fortify foods - instructions for care homes - available from Dietitian

Modified Texture Snacks for patients at nutritional risk

List of snacks with a soft, mashed or pureed texture

Practical tips to help residents with demenia when eating and drinking


Information sheet for care homes on higher calorie finger foods for residents


BMI Chart