A number of resources are available to assist those working in care and residential homes:
Ten top tips for those working in care homes on the identification and management of malnutrition, including the implementation of care plans and engagement with other care home personnel to create an environment that prevents malnutrition.
The ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ guide has joined forces with the National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG) to develop three malnutrition care plans for use with patients in residential and nursing home settings who are either at low, medium or high risk of malnutrition according to the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST'). The care plans have been designed to complement the ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ guide and pathway for using oral nutritional supplements, and aims to assist nurses and care staff in their day to day care of patients at risk of malnutrition.
Care Homes Fact Sheet
A fact sheet outlining why older people and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, why is it important for care and residential homes to acknowledge the problem and key considerations for care homes in identifying and managing malnutrition amongst residents.
‘Managing Malnutrition According To Risk Category Using ‘MUST’ - Management Pathway’ is an A4 printable poster, for display in care homes or GP surgeries, outlining the care pathway that should be followed for individuals at risk of malnutrition in the community.
The following information leaflets are available for patients and carers:
Red leaflet: Nutrition Drinks (known as Oral Nutritional Supplements) – Advice for patients and carers: for those at high risk of malnutrition
Yellow leaflet: Your Guide to Making the Most of Your Food – Advice for patients and carers: for those at medium risk of malnutrition
Green leaflet: Eating well – Advice for patients and carers: for those at low risk of malnutrition
Nutritional information leaflets are also available for patients with COPDCOPD RESOURCES
A selection of publications for use by healthcare professionals, patients and carers are available in the resources section of the website.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals supporting patients at risk of malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:
We can be contacted regarding the malnutrition pathway materials and website
If you have a combined BMI and weight loss calculator score of 1 or more please go to malnutritionselfscreening.org
for further information