Dignity in care: nutrition for older people at home
What is the video about?
This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in their own homes. Food and mealtimes are very important to older people. Listening to what older people wish to eat and by preparing fresh food, the meal time experience can be enhanced.
Messages for practice
1. Food and meal times are a high priority for older people and affect their quality of life
2. Malnutrition affects over 10 per cent of older people
3. Routine screening should be carried out to identify those at risk of malnutrition and action should be taken to ensure those at risk receive the right support
4. Giving older people the time, help and encouragement they need to eat can help
Who will find this useful?
Commissioners, managers of home care services, front-line care workers and unpaid carers