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Assessment and management of eating skills in the older adult

Eberhardie, Christine (2004) Assessment and management of eating skills in the older adult. Professional Nurse, 19(6), pp. 318-322. ISSN (print) 0266-8130

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Malnutrition can lead to a number of health problems in older people. Good assessment of the older person's eating skills is as important as a nutritional assessment in at-risk groups and eating skills should be assessed using a holistic framework. In many cases adaptation of the environment and eating aids can assist in the maintenance of independent eating.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Lucinda Lyon
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 12:25
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2010 09:01

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