Nutritional care and older people

May 2009
Community Care;5/14/2009, Issue 1770, p32
The article discusses nutritional care and older people. In one study it was found that food defined the quality of the care home in the eyes of residents. Research suggests there are several factors leading to malnutrition among older people in Great Britain. Ageism, discrimination and abuse have been cited as underpinning poor standards of care for older people. Lack of knowledge about good nutrition among older people and care workers can contribute to the risk of malnutrition.


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