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Meal Assistance in Aged Care

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Requiring assistance to eat daily meals puts residents in a vulnerable position. A great deal of tact and constant communication is needed from the healthcare staff providing this care. Alarmingly, unplanned weight loss and malnutrition are rife among older adults in residential aged care.

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Requiring assistance to eat daily meals puts residents in a vulnerable position. A great deal of tact and constant communication is needed from the healthcare staff providing this care. There are steps you can take to make a resident’s mealtime as dignified and as seamless as possible. Alarmingly, unplanned weight loss and malnutrition are rife among older adults in residential aged care, with about half of all aged care residents being either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

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Angela Ingram
04 Sep 2021
clear & concise
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Clare Anderson
06 Aug 2020
Very clear information, great article
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Nilam Rai
26 Mar 2022
Very informative
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Rasmita Maharjan
07 Sep 2021
Very infromative
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Percy Waje
04 Sep 2021
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Helen Spencer
25 May 2021
Good easy to understand knowledge of helping residents to better enjoy meal times and get the nutrition they need.
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Prianka Rozario
07 Aug 2021
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Baljeet kaur
15 Jan 2022
meal assistance in aged care is a high-risk area and also needs to provide with dignity and respect. Always make sure resident s care plan is updated regularly according to their dietary needs. also assisting with meals according to their needs by making them independent and providing them accurate meals and cutlery. Also checking their weight regularly too to monitor their intake.
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Xiange Tan
02 May 2021
Great information.
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Angela Furness
16 Nov 2021
Very informative
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