Bringing Puree Food back to life...

For most people, the thought of puree food will be synonymous with baby food. However, if you work within the caring community, you’ll know that this type of food preparation is used every day for those that are in the autumn of their lives or for people with medical conditions that require food to be served in puree form.

What remains for the recipient, however, is the thought that they are consuming puree, the same food preparation that is used for infants. Understandably, it can have a negative psychological impact and can also seem unappetising to some residents before they even attempt to eat the food, no matter how tasty it is.

According to the latest Age UK, later life report, “1.3 million people over 65 suffer from malnutrition.”

The caring community is becoming increasingly focused on finding new ways to make residents feel at home, increase appetite and boost mental wellbeing – and food plays a key role.  

Malnutrition in the UK

Malnutrition affects body functions, leading to health problems, complications after surgery, delayed recovery from illness, impaired ability to carry out activities of daily living, poor quality of life and wellbeing, and even early death.

The latest AGE UK report also detailed some other eye-opening statistics:

- Nearly one-third of all older people admitted to hospital are at risk of malnutrition

- 50% of older people admitted to hospital from care homes were found to be at risk

- Women have a higher prevalence of malnutrition than men in all age groups

- The annual cost per patient with malnutrition or risk of malnutrition (£7,408 per person per year) was three to four times greater than that for a non-malnourished patient (£2,155 per person per year)

What if pureed food looked solid?

Imagine the psychological benefits, if you were a resident, of seeing a plate of food that looks and tastes like a Sunday roast but enabled you to consume it with dignity in puree form.

At Acticare, we care deeply about the quality of care residents receive and want to support our customers in discovering new and exciting ways to do this. That’s why we’re delighted to have found a new kind of puree food moud that allows care homes to prepare food that looks as good as it tastes.

Before we stock any product, we take care in ensuring that it meets not only our standards but our clients and the residents they care for. The puree food moulds seem to be addressing a long-standing issue and we’re welcoming the product range with open arms.

The puree food molds truly are of the highest quality and have been designed with residential care in mind – making them easy to use, store and clean.

Benefits of PUREE food mouds:

- Increase food consumption – visually appealing food

- Boost in morale – residents are presented with adult food

- Built to last – resists stains and odours

- Safe to use – made from 100% premium food-safe silicon

- Freezer friendly – freezer safe to -40 degrees Celsius

- Low-maintenance – oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe

- Tolerates hot temperatures – oven safe to 230 degrees Celsius

- Easy to store in bulk – mouds can be stacked in the freezer for easy storage

Phil Boyman, Managing Director of Acticare, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to offer the puree food mold range to our customers. Our mission has always been and always will be to support our customers with the products they need to achieve quality care.”

If you would like to find out more information on puree food moulds please click here or call us on 01432 271 271.