The Malnutrition Task Force has developed this resource pack to help identify those at risk of undernutrition. It brings together screening tools that have been developed for use in the community by non-clinical staff, including volunteers and carers who work with older people, or by older people and their families.
As we age and life changes, our appetites and nutritional needs can change and sometimes we may find it harder to eat enough to maintain good health and wellbeing. The Malnutrition Task Force have produced the booklet, Eating Well in Later Life, to bring together helpful and practical tips on eating and keeping well as life changes.
A four-part guide to support hydration care in care homes.
We regularly review the statistics and try to keep them as up to date as possible. Last update: August 2019
Having conversations around death and dying can be a very difficult subject for many people. It can bring up uncomfortable emotions so people tend to shy away from it. Let's talk about Death and Dying offers advice on having these difficult conversations.
Our report, State of the Nation, shines a light on the scale and challenges of malnutrition in later life in the UK today. The report brings together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to provide a unique snapshot of what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
This website is for everyone. We want it to be a place where everyone can come for information and guidance, and to share good practice and innovation in nutrition and hydration care for older people.