Residents that require thickened liquids are usually susceptible to choking with certain food that changes consistency. Therefore, foods that would melt (change consistency) in room temperature should be avoided.
To prevent your residents from receiving these items, you should create a "Thinned Liquids Group"
Follow the instructions on creating the group and ensure that you include all items that the resident should not have. For example, ice cream, sherbet, gelatin, etc.