Christchurch care home raises awareness to Nutrition and Hydration Week

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To mark Nutrition and Hydration Week, Fairmile Grange care home hosted an afternoon event to help raise awareness of the importance of staying hydrated and healthy eating as people get older.

Nutrition and Hydration Week runs from 11-17 March and is organised to promote and highlight the value of food and drink in maintaining people’s health and wellbeing.

To mark this campaign, on Wednesday, March 13 Fairmile Grange in Christchurch enjoyed a special afternoon of smoothies and ‘mocktails’ with residents, which were prepared by the in-house catering team.

Kim Butters, wellbeing manager of Fairmile Grange, said: “Keeping good levels of nutrition and hydration is extremely important for everyone’s health and wellbeing, however it is particularly significant for the elderly. Our top priority is that we provide our residents with the highest standard of care, which is why we always focus on making sure our residents meet their specific dietary requirements and stay hydrated.

“We have a very experienced catering team, who are always thinking of new ways to make the food we prepare and drinks we provide, appealing and appetising. As smoothies have proven to be so popular with our residents, we also offer the option of having a fresh smoothie during breakfast times too.”

Fairmile Grange is an 80-bed care home, which is managed by Encore Care Homes. Situated in the peaceful grounds of Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Grange is in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust. The care home has state-of-the-art facilities, a stunning landscape garden and expertly trained staff who are supportive and provide excellent care to the residents.

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