At Lynhales we firmly believe that providing an appetising range of food can make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of our residents.
Our fresh food is locally sourced and carefully prepared from our 5 Star rated kitchens*.
The menus are varied and nutritious with three hot meals being served every day.
These are available at set times but anyone can request tea, coffee or a snack at other times. Fresh fruit is always available in the home. In addition, special diets are catered for, for example soft or diabetic diets and we always welcome suggestions or individual requests from our residents or families.
Meals can be taken in the elegant dining room or in the residents’ own room if preferred.
We also hold a monthly Nutrition Meeting – a group of key staff who keep a close eye on each resident’s nutritional intake and monitor any significant changes (up or down) in their weight. Residents and their families/friends are invited to participate in these meetings and quite often we find that solutions to any problems can come from the simplest of suggestions. For example, we recently introduced a “take away” box for residents who find it difficult to remain seated at mealtimes. This enables them to eat whilst “on the go”, avoiding unnecessary stress but ensuring they still have a nutritious meal.
* Herefordshire Council “Scores on the Doors” Award.
"... a big thank you to everyone to show how very grateful we are for the love and care shown to Dad in his last few years here at Lynhales. We could not be more grateful and pleased with how he was cared for."—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it. Whenever I have visited Lynhales—
Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.—
“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”—
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”—
“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”—
"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."—
“We are very pleased with the care that Dad receives at Lynhales – we feel he could not be in a better place. We know he is well cared for and, above all, safe."—
“I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the Support Group Meeting on Saturday. It was very well attended and I met a number of new family members, all of whom seemed to take a great deal from the experience.—