When modifying the texture of a food, we usually need to add a liquid to get the right consistency. Unless it is fortified, the nutrient density will be diluted. These most vulnerable people often don't have a good appetite, even at the best of times. During the time of social isolation, they are likley to experience an even further reduced appetite.
NPA Hint No. 8
Residents requiring modified texture meals are at even higher risk and need to be carefully monitored, offered suitable nourishing snacks, and given assistance at each meal and each mid meal. It is strongly recommended these residents are weighed weekly to ensure that their intake Is meeting their needs.
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