At Muirfield, our excellent in-house chef and kitchen team offer nutritionally-balanced and freshly prepared meals and aim to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible.
We believe nutrition is more than just about food and mealtimes are an important social gathering for those who wish to eat in our dining rooms. Of course, residents can choose where to eat and some prefer the privacy of their own room.
We may eat less as we get older and therefore maintaining a healthy diet is an essential part of our care programme. It is the responsibility of our chef and kitchen team to make food interesting, nutritious and tempting particularly for those who need to put on some weight perhaps after a spell of being unwell.
Our varied menu changes on a four-weekly cycle and includes hot and cold meals, vegetarian options and popular puddings.
At our lunch and dinner sittings, we also have a choice of two hot meals or if residents are looking for a lighter meal, there is always the option to choose from our smaller plate or snack menu.
We like to make a cake when a resident is celebrating a special event like a birthday, and often link meals to other calendar events such as Burns Night. There is plenty of flexibility if a resident has particular likes or dislikes but our chef’s legendary home baking rarely goes unappreciated (and is also much appreciated by visitors).
Just a short note to say thank you so much, to all of you, for looking after my father, and making his last months more comfortable.
Joanna, daughter Muirfield
I am so thankful for the wonderful support, particularly during the last couple of days of mum’s life when the staff were so attentive – not only to mum’s needs but ours as a family – always ensuring we were kept informed and included in her care. We were remembered at meal times and had a constant supply of hot drinks, which was so thoughtful.
It was wonderful, that whilst we had been worried mum might suffer, the staff ensured she was kept comfortable through this difficult time. It has certainly made me more aware of the extra effort made to ensure that what could be a harrowing time was easier to cope with.
Thank you for looking after mum. I think she was too unwell to understand much of what was happening, but the family appreciate all that you did for her. Thank you.
Ian, Bill, Alistair and Gibsen, sons
Thank you for the care you gave my brother. Although we were only able to visit a couple of times, we saw the care he was given. My sister-in-law, sent us the newsletter so we were able to keep up with events and pictures.
We would like to thank all the staff for their support during my mother’s stay, particularly near the end of her life when we felt so welcomed and free to spend as much time as we wished with her. The staff showed compassion and patience when mum was restless, and when it was difficult to care for her. We felt so glad that she was well looked after and loved by the staff.