Eating and Drinking Support
We all have different needs, wishes and desires. One thing for sure is that we all need to eat and drink the right things to maximise our health and wellbeing. For some of the people we support, eating and drinking can present huge challenges and choking risks. People who are unwell and have medical conditions can sometimes struggle to eat and drink properly. Some people may struggle to feed themselves and need support. Too often, people do not understand the implications of poor nutrition and hydration or the importance of the nutrients our bodies need.
This course will look at the challenges people experience in eating and drinking and how to overcome them. We look at how care workers can appropriately provide support prioritising individual's wishes, needs and dignity.
Who should take this course?
This course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Eating and Drinking Support.
- Food and drink choices
- Hygiene and PPE
- Preparing for eating and drinking
- Challenges people experience with eating and drinking
- Consuming the right amounts
- Promoting dignity, comfort and enjoyment
- After eating and drinking
- Monitoring and recording
Aims of the Course
At the end of this learning you will be able to:
- Support and encourage individuals to make good choices about food and drink
- Resolving difficulties and dilemmas about food and drink choices
- Providing practical support for eating and drinking
- Identifying suitable utensils to assist individuals
- Encouraging active participation
- How to monitor eating and drinking
- Identify tools like MUST and food charts
- Identify when to report concerns
If you sign in to your account on Click before you take this course, you will be able to take the assessment and immediately access/download your certificate upon completion, which looks like this:
Choose a plan below that best suits your needs. If you would like to purchase more than 50 licences, contact us.
24 Month Plan
12 Month Plan
If you sign in to your account on Click before you take this course, you will be able to change the accessibility settings to suit your needs. This includes translation into 100+ languages, some of which can also be read out loud to you.
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