BECAUSE WE CARE…
11.6 million people aged 65 or over in the UK
20,000 care homes in the UK, feeding every resident well is a huge challenge
Malnutrition & dehydration are common among older adults
Feeding little and often is crucial with this audience. Energy provision should be balanced.
Evening meal 30%
The average person needs 6-8 glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration and for older people this can be replaced with teas, juice or other fluids.
"As our population ages apace, the care catering sector is growing in size and significance. Good nutrition and hydration is fundamental to quality care, whether in a care home or in the community, and imperative for preventing costly hospital admissions." Neel Radia, Chair, NACC