Dr Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes
Nutrition is important for good health and well-being for all people. As people age, they are more likely to suffer from a variety of age-related conditions or incidents so good nutrition is even more vital to ensure the best recovery and maintain general physical, social and psychological well-being.
Ensuring older people who live in care homes or in their own home achieve their needs for nutrition is essential for excellence in care. Mealtimes are often the highlight of the day for those living in residential care and in the community and every effort should be taken to ensure that it is an enjoyable experience at the centre of any care service.