Eating while in hospital, in care homes or if you rely on someone else for your meals | Malnutrition Task Force

In a care home or your own home, it’s important that you enjoy your food, have enough to eat and drink, and get the help you need to eat and drink when you need it.

What to expect

When anyone is admitted into hospital or a care home, they should expect to be weighed. This is an important measurement that tells if patients are undernourished and if they need a special diet, gadgets or implements to make eating easier. If there is concern about your nutritional status, you should expect to have a nutritional assessment from either a specially trained nurse or a dietitian.

It’s sometimes tricky when someone else provides your food. It is important that you tell them….

Read in full at Source: Eating while in hospital, in care homes or if you rely on someone else for your meals | Malnutrition Task Force

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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