Five-star food is being served up by leading care home provider Healthcare Homes.
The group, which provides residential, nursing and domiciliary care services across East Anglia and the south of England, has been granted a five-star rating by the Food Standards Agency for 91% of its 35 homes.
Group managing director Mike Osborne (pictured) said: “I am extremely proud that our homes are operating to such a high level regarding the food hygiene standards. We are not complacent, however, and our target is to work with all homes to ensure these standards are maintained and, where needed, further improvements are made so we can work towards achieving five stars across the entire group.
“Providing safe, healthy and enjoyable food is an essential part of the care we provide and we are committed to achieving the highest standards possible across all 35 homes.”
Only three of the group’s homes are currently not rated five star (very good) but all have been awarded four stars (good) by industry inspectors.
Healthcare Homes achieves high food standards by providing training programmes for all its catering and kitchen staff and strict adherence to regulatory checks.
Home managers ensure that the catering team is involved in understanding the dietary requirements and personal preferences of each resident, to ensure this is taken into consideration when menu planning takes place, so specific needs are catered for every day.