Resident Jean Porter on the tropical hydration social gathering to have a good time Diet and Hydration Week. Picture: Care UK
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A care dwelling in Horsham, in West Sussex, hosted a tropical hydration social gathering for residents to have a good time Diet and Hydration Week.
Residents at Care UK’s Skylark Home, on St Marks Lane, loved a day of cocktails, smoothies, and tropical fruit platters, and the house has additionally shared high ideas from its ‘Diet and Hydration’ booklet, free for native folks to obtain, which is filled with sensible recommendation to remain hydrated in older age.
Written by Care UK’s highly-qualified catering workforce, the booklet covers each side of hydration, from why older persons are extra more likely to undergo from dehydration, to the best way to create drinks for individuals who could have misplaced the triggers that inform us we’re thirsty.
It additionally consists of particular recipes that residents at Skylark Home get pleasure from regularly, from garnished flavoured waters and mocktails to strawberry iced tea and fruit puree drinks – good for the summer time season.
In addition to drinks, the booklet additionally affords details about good meals sources for hydration, akin to watermelon, lettuce, or tomato. The booklet has been despatched to all Care UK’s properties and a particular model has been made out there for native folks to obtain freed from cost.
Care UK’s resort companies supervisor, James Clear, who helped design the booklet, mentioned: “Each single particular person working in our properties has a job to play in guaranteeing that residents residing there are correctly hydrated.
“From a upkeep particular person sitting down with a resident for a mid-morning cuppa to a carer encouraging folks to have a chunk of fruit as a snack, each interplay helps.
“With this in thoughts, I wished to guarantee that our groups have correct, straightforward to entry info to brush up their data and I believe this booklet does simply that.”
Dorota Woloszyn, dwelling supervisor at Skylark Home, added: “Everybody had a improbable time at our tropical social gathering, and totally loved spending the afternoon sipping on smoothies whereas entering into the spirit of summer time.
“Hydration is extremely vital for general well being and wellbeing, particularly for older folks, and with temperatures rising, we’re happy to share our ideas and recommendation for staying hydrated all through the summer time months and past.
“It may be difficult for these caring for a beloved one to make sure they drink loads when the climate warms up, however our information is filled with recipes and sensible ideas to assist, together with specializing in the presentation of the drinks by utilizing their favorite cup or including a garnish.
“We’d prefer to encourage native folks to obtain the information and to succeed in out to us in the event that they want any additional assist.”
In addition to the publication of the booklet, Care UK dwelling groups and residents throughout the nation are additionally being invited to benefit from the sunny climate and throw a backyard social gathering – accompanied by scrumptious foods and drinks lovingly ready by their cooks.
To obtain your free copy of the information, click on here.