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Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021
By Naomi Potts
October 12, 2021
Losing weight is not a normal part of ageing but there are many reasons why older people are at risk of weight loss and malnutrition and this can have a serious impact on health and well being. When people are malnourished they are more likely to be admitted to hospital and stay there longer and are at increased risk of infections and falls .
Check out this great resource from the Malnutrition Task Force which helps you know what to look out for and gives advice and tips on what can help.
EATING WELL IN LATER LIFE BOOKLET
In later life it can become more difficult to access nutritious food. Older people may find it has become hard to get to the shops or that cooking has become more difficult, that finances are tight or that they’ve lost their appetite.
Getting Financial Help
Many people do not claim benefits that they are entitled to. Receiving these benefits can help make life a little easier. Check out our quick guide to support available.
A QUICK GUIDE TO BENEFITS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
How LifeCare can help…
Finding it hard to get to the shops?
LifeCare’s Help at Home service provides regular and reliable support with household tasks and shopping. When things are getting more difficult to manage we are here to provide flexible and tailored support that can help you to stay independent and enjoying life in your own home. We can assist with anything from picking up a few items to full weekly shopping, picking up prescriptions and running other errands. We can help with meal planning and list making as well as checking expiry dates and keeping fridges clean. We offer a safe and secure cashless shopping service for those that need it.
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Finding it hard to cook?
LifeCare’s Meals on Wheels service delivers fresh & nutritious two course lunches, twice weekly to people at home.
Meals are delivered hot & ready to eat.
The service is available to people over 50 years old with health and/or support needs living in North Edinburgh & Leith.
Chef Tony designs a new menu each season to offer varied choices using seasonal ingredients.
The Cafe Life team cook meals fresh each morning.
Each day there are two main meal choices- one vegetarian & one meat or fish – plus either a soup or a pudding.
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