The dedicated team at Harrier House Care Home, a provider of high-quality care services in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire recently participated in an industry-leading Dysphagia Training program which allows the team to provide a dining with dignity experience for every single one of their residents.
This comprehensive training, The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – (IDDSI) Framework equips the team with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide specialised care for individuals with swallowing difficulties, promoting improved health and well-being.
Dysphagia, a condition affecting the ability to swallow safely and efficiently. Recognising the importance of providing high-quality care to its residents, Harrier House Care Home invested in this training initiative to enhance the skills of its team members and further improve the standard of care provided.
The Dysphagia Training program, conducted by renowned experts in the field, covered a range of topics including understanding the physiology of swallowing, identifying signs and symptoms of dysphagia and implementing appropriate diet modifications. The training also emphasized the importance of maintaining a safe eating environment and establishing effective communication strategies with residents who may have difficulty expressing their needs.
The team at Harrier House Care Home embraced the training with enthusiasm, recognising its value in enhancing their ability to support residents with dysphagia. The knowledge gained during the program empowers them to implement evidence-based practices and personalized care plans tailored to the unique needs of each resident.
Samantha Kavanagh, Home Manager at Harrier House, expressed her pride in the team’s commitment to professional development and their dedication to providing the highest standard of care. She stated, ” Mealtimes are important – We believe that all service users should be able to Dine with Dignity.”