August 23, 2021 Gavin Henderson, Head of Hotel Services at Shaw healthcare – which operates more than 80 care facilities across the UK – discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration initiatives to keep care home residents fit and healthy…read the article in full at… Carer source: https://thecareruk.com/hydration-and-nutrition-why-it-is-more-than-just-a-mealtime/
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. ThisContinue reading “Eating while in hospital, in care homes or if you rely on someone else for your meals | Malnutrition Task Force”
Whether you are slim or bigger (even if you are seemingly overweight, you can still be malnourished), it’s not good to lose weight without meaning to. It’s easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Significant, unintended weight loss makes you more likely to get ill or have a fall and can slow down yourContinue reading “Is this me? | Malnutrition Task Force”
Malnutrition remains significant problem in care homes The research was undertaken by charitable association BAPEN and pulls together results from four surveys carried out between 2007 and 2011, involving a total of 474 care homes and 3,971 residents across the UK.
Cherie HUGO, Elisabeth ISENRING, David SINCLAIR and Ekta AGARWAL Abstract: Aim: Funding cuts to the aged care industry impact catering budgets and aged care staffing levels, which may in turn affect the nutritional status of aged care residents. This paper reports average food expenditure and trends in Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Methods:This isContinue reading “What does it cost to feed aged care residents in Australia?”
A selection of resources aimed at those in care homes from the Malnutrition Taskforce