During this time when aged care homes are isolating the residents from families and visitors, we know that they are more likely to feel lonely and puts them at a higher nutritional risk.
We must ACT NOW and make food and nutrition a priority, or we are likely to see our most vulnerable have poorer health outcomes, with an increased incidence of wounds, falls, infections and even death.
Some things to do to ensure that the risk is being managed include:
NPA Hint no. 4
Many family members have been giving their time generously and often assist their loved one at mealtimes. They may not be able to attend as often or even at all and as a result additional staff may need to be rostered on over the mealtime period.
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