Nutrition for the Elderly 1-Day - Short Course (Taunton)

Duration - 6 Hours 09.30am - 4.30pm Cost - £75.00 plus VAT per person

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Swingbridge House Bathpool Taunton TA2 8BY   View map

Overview:

To provide an up-to-date awareness of the nutritional requirements of older people in a care environment, through assessing, monitoring and improving nutritional uptake. Candidates will develop a deeper understanding of the main food groups, individual nutritional needs, suitable diets and the links between health and nutritional status, and will experience and evaluate assisted feeding.


Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able:

  • Identify why and how older people become malnourished
  • Understand the key food groups and the important roles they play in maintaining health
  • Recognise and encourage good hydration
  • Use the MUST screening tool with case studies
  • Recognise the need for appropriate diets i.e. purees, soft foods and finger foods
  • State methods of increasing calorie density in food and drink
  • Learn from the shared experiences of assisted feeding and tasting exercises
  • Evaluate the importance of communication and team work, along with the correct documentation, in supporting those at risk of malnutrition.

Duration:

6 Hours 09.30am – 4.30pm


Entry Requirements:

All staff working within an elderly care environment.


Contact:

For more information about this course or to request an application form please phone 01823 448100, or complete the enquiry form.


Cost:

There is no government contribution to the cost of this course.

£75.00 plus VAT per person.

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