A Murton care home has published a free healthy eating guide aimed at supporting older people living in the community.
Church View care home’s guide – Eating As We Age – is designed to help anyone who experiences problems with eating or drinking, as well as those caring for an older friend or relation.
The easy-to-follow guide has been compiled with the help of home owner Care UK’s chefs, and the experiences of care staff.
The publication addresses common questions and concerns people have about the health and wellbeing of their loved ones as they get older.
Offering practical tips for nutrition, hydration, dining with dignity and recipe inspiration, the guide also addresses specific issues such as how to stimulate diminishing appetites, the best ways of fortifying foods, and supporting people living with dementia to eat well and stay hydrated.
Home manager Michelle Daglish said: “We understand how tough it can be for family carers when loved ones’ appetites diminish, and they lose interest in mealtimes, while dementia can also bring with it many challenges.
“However, the smallest of changes can lead to big improvements in the health and wellbeing of older people.”
Eating as we age is the latest in a series of advice guides, for information about other available guides, visit www.careuk.com.