Nutrition, Hydration, Oral Care, Dental Care and Continence
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Home Care - Nutrition, Hydration, Oral Care, Dental Care and Continence
Food should be nutritious, safe and enjoyable for your resident. Older people may have very set ideas about the foods they like and dislike. Your resident may need help with eating. Your resident may have problems with swallowing or chewing. Your resident may be at high risk of malnutrition and dehydration because of health problems and ageing related changes. Healthy, tasty food is not only important for your resident’s physical health. Eating can be a time for social contact. It may also be one activity that your resident can do independently. Some foods may give your resident comfort and pleasure. Food may be an important part of your resident’s cultural and religious beliefs.