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This is a page concerning liquidised meals at various levels.
In the units that I have managed I have introduced a five level system of mechanically modified diets / meals.
Very Thin (Consomme)
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Content and Mechanically modified diets; what is the difference?
Content modified diets are those from which something is left out or not added to a dish; or, less usually, something is added such as CalShake or BuildUp. They are what others might refer to as Medical diets. So a doctor or dietician might order a medical diet - but in the kitchen a medical diet is likely to be completed by an experienced Diet Cook. While a 'mechanical' can be completed by almost anyone in the kitchen team; once trained and with guidance notes and pictures in the preparation area.
You can view a list of modified Medical diets here. <whp page>
Items to Remember.
These points might seem obvious but often I have worked in a unit where something as simple as a gravy is not offered.
Note: Calshake and BuildUp may be available on prescription to some of your residents. lt is always worth checking this out with the nursing staff or Home Manager - it can really save a fortune in your budget over the year. The same also applies to Gluten - Free products both breads, flours and pasta.