Eating As We Age: Care home publishes healthy guide for older people

A Murton care home has published a free healthy eating guide aimed at supporting older people living in the community.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 9:08 am
Resident5s of Church View care home in Murton are benefitting from a new Eating As We Age guide, with advice on keeping healthy and hydrated in older age.
Resident5s of Church View care home in Murton are benefitting from a new Eating As We Age guide, with advice on keeping healthy and hydrated in older age.

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.

Resident5s of Church View care home in Murton are benefitting from a new Eating As We Age guide, with advice on keeping healthy and hydrated in older age.

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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.”

Resident5s of Church View care home in Murton are benefitting from a new Eating As We Age guide, with advice on keeping healthy and hydrated in older age.

Eating as we age is the latest in a series of advice guides, for information about other available guides, visit www.careuk.com.