Living Life Your Way
Our catering team don’t stop at providing meals for the residents of Ashford House, they fully integrate into the staff of the nursing home to help care for the residents. An example of this is the slimmer’s club set up by Terry for residents wishing to lose weight. This hard work has
been recognised by Nursing Homes Ireland as Terry has won the
Catering and Nutrition Award from Nursing Homes Ireland after being selected from 300 applicants.
The catering team also worked closely with our administrator to publish a picture menu book of every meal on offer in Ashford House for those that struggle to read.
Terry Takes Gold For Ashford House!
Ashford House Nursing Home in Dun Laoghaire is celebrating winning at the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards 2012. Terry Tiernan, Head Chef in Ashford House, is the winner of the NHI Care Awards 2012 Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award. Terry accepted his award at the prestigious national awards ceremony which took place in Citywest Hotel on 15th November 2012. He was selected from among over 300 nominations that were submitted for the NHI Care Awards from all over Ireland.
Tadhg Daly, Nursing Homes Ireland Chief Executive Officer, congratulated Terry upon his success. He commented “I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Terry for his excellent achievement in winning the NHI Care Awards 2012 Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award. Food is of course crucial to our health and wellbeing and in communities across Ireland, caterers and catering teams are playing critical roles in meeting the dietary and taste requirements of persons in nursing home care. Nominations were received from nursing homes across Ireland so Terry’s achievement is an outstanding one.”
Denise Morrin, Provider of Ashford House, expressed her delight at Terry receiving this award and stated that it was very well deserved and recognised all of his dedication, innovation and many achievements in Ashford House.
Terry said he was both honoured and delighted to accept the award and expressed his thanks to NHI, the judging panel, and all in Ashford House.
As meals are an important part of our lifestyle, we at Ashford House aim to provide healthy and balanced meals for all residents. We have an excellent house chef, who will be more than willing to accommodate any specific dietary requirements.
You can avail of meals in our dining room or, if you prefer, meals can be provided in the comfort of your own room at your request. Should you wish for your relative or friend to assist you during mealtimes this can be accommodated. We would also be delighted if your relatives or friends join us for the many special occasions and events held throughout the year.
Residents can avail of tea, coffee and other beverages at any time throughout the day. These are also regularly available mid-morning, mid-afternoon and evening time.
We offer a variety of different snacks throughout the day, such as assorted sandwiches, seasonal fruits, yoghurts and cakes.
We have a Residents Food Committee which meets every six weeks which the Head Chef attends. These meetings allow you to raise any issues or suggestions you may have regarding the food and catering in Ashford House.