Dignity in care: nutrition for older people in care homes

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00:00 – Opening credits
00:08 – Introduction
01:20 – Mealtime is a highlight
03:45 – Choice and control
06:16 – Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
09:42 – Hydration
11:09 – Key learning points and end credits

This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in residential care homes. The film promotes the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in identifying those at risk of malnutrition through a simple body mass index calculation. Where height and weight are difficult to measure, the tool suggests alternatives. Food and meal times can be very important to older people. By listening to what older people want to eat and preparing fresh food, the meal time experience can be enhanced. The benefits of good hydration are also highlighted.