TOPIC: NUTRITION AND HYDRATION IN ELDERLY
1. We are identifying the meaning of Malnutrition, Nutrition, and Hydration.
2. 6 Basic Nutrients of the Body and Basic Food and Fluid Intake Suggestions for the Elderly
a. Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
3. Identifying Nutritional Problems in Elderly
a. Loss of Vision and weakened taste and sense of smell
b. Loss of Independence
c. Illnesses/Diseases/Weakened Body Movement and Function
4. Identifying Hydration Problems in Elderly
a. Illnesses/Diseases/Weakened Body Movement and Function
c. Excessive exposure to heat
5. Symptoms of Malnutrition and Dehydration in Elderly
b. Constipation and low urine output
c. Dry skin and dry sticky mouth
d. Increased thirst
6. How to Care for the Elderly
a. Getting weight and height and let the Dietitian compute for the desired body weight.
b. I was checking the progress of the Elderly’s weight, food, and fluid intake.
c. She is encouraging the residents to be independent if possible and creating a happy, positive atmosphere.
d. Assistance in case the residents cannot eat properly.
e. Acknowledge food likes and dislikes, food allergy if any make the food softer for easier intake.
All elderly needs our help and assistance to make eating and drinking water more enjoyable. These people depend on us by assisting them if needed, and by generating a constructive atmosphere so they could love life more and better health is always on the right track. We need to care for them like a family would because this upholds the value of Rasmussen Home Health Services. A healthcare professional practicing for some time now in service has encountered many forms of transitional care, both locally or statewide. In my opinion, the one that I like the most is caring for older people, or the elderly want in the hospital where I work.
Older people or the elderly are more likely to become hungry and thirsty because their appetite and thirst sensation drops as they age. Thus, we will talk about Nutrition and Hydration in the Elderly.
To work hard to support the successful implementation of nutrition care processes is needed.
Continually, advance care planning, advance directive, artificial nutrition and hydration, end-of-life care; interview.
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