Specialised support when eating is challenging
Assisted Feeding In Older Clients
Older patients, who through struggle with eating and drinking due to old age, poor health or mental decline, may benefit from assisted feeding support. Physical issues may be present, such as the inability to hold a fork, or having trouble getting food to the mouth due to tremors.
Cognitive deficits due to dementia, where older people forget to eat, or with presentations of geriatric anorexia, where diminished cognition means they get confused about their need to eat, make assisted feeding essential.
Assisted Feeding Support At WeightMatters
Our clinical dietician provides assisted feeding support for all conditions and presentations, to ensure clients receive the optimal levels of nutrients in their diet, and the reassurance needed to manage what can sometimes be, stressful and frightening health conditions.
Caring for a loved one who requires assisted feeding can be a struggle. We offer support for carers, by providing a place where they can learn some tips and skills to better manage the situation, as well as providing a place to vent frustration, fear and other feelings.
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