This page contains useful information and resources to support hydration and nutrition in care homes.
The Malnutrition Task Force (MTF)
The Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) is committed to working across the community and care settings to tackle avoidable and preventable malnutrition and dehydration in older people. For more information visit their dedicated space on Age UK’s website.
The following animated story from the MTF highlights the challenge of malnutrition in later life:
- College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare – I-Hydrate
- How care homes can develop good hydration practices
- Sutton CCG – Comprehensive information about the assessment, monitoring and maintenance of nutrition and hydration for care home residents
- NHS – The Eatwell Guide
- Maintaining nutrition and hydration in care homes
Other initiatives happening to promote hydration and nutrition across the country include Nutrition and Hydration Week.