Nutrition

Eating well

Our excellent chef and kitchen team offer nutritionally-balanced, freshly prepared meals. The menu changes on a four-weekly cycle and we try to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible.

Dining

Residents can choose where to eat and some prefer the privacy of their own room. We encourage socialising, and many people enjoy eating together in the dining room.

Nutrition is more than just about the food; our goal is also about making mealtimes a social gathering.

Weight management

As we get older we may eat less. Making food interesting, nutritious and tempting for those who need to put on some weight after a spell of being unwell or just need to maintain a healthy diet is an essential part of our care programme.

Our in-house chef is responsible for providing appetising meals tailored for our residents.

Varied menu

Our menu is varied and includes hot and cold meals, vegetarian options and the ever-popular puddings, and at our lunch and dinner sittings, we have a choice of two hot meals. 

We like to make a cake when a resident is celebrating a birthday, and often link meals to special events in the calendar such as Burns Night. There is plenty of flexibility if a resident has particular likes or dislikes but our chef’s superb home baking rarely goes unappreciated (also much appreciated by visitors!).

Download our sample menu

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What our residents and their families say

  • I have to thank all at Blenham House for the love, care and attention given to mum. Fun and laughter were always the order of the day.

    The activities give everyone a chance to participate – from a sing song, to having their hair done and cooking sessions.

    Mandy Rogers, the manager of the Blenham House family, and all her staff have been wonderfully supportive: coming to terms with the varying degrees of dementia, how it affects all the family, not just the person suffering with it.

    Alison, one of mum’s carers, used to have great conversations with mum, as did all the staff. I cannot thank all of them enough for their care and love.

    Claire, daughter

  • My sister and I would like to express our deep gratitude to you all for the love and care you showed to our cousin.

    Over the many years she was in care, you were indeed her family and we thank you for all the kindness and attention. Thanks, too, to the many members of staff who attended her funeral and the most beautiful floral tribute.

    June, niece

  • I wanted to thank you and your extended team for the wonderful care my Great Aunt Di received. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of her taking up residence. I have been delighted with the care she has received over this time as there have been many dark days.

    You very kindly supplied extra carers in recent months, which supported her physically and emotionally to allow her to recover and hit yet another milestone. She was frail five years ago and I am thrilled that with the support of the staff she has enjoyed this warm and nurturing environment for these, her later years.

    Katrina, great niece

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