Hydration and Nutrition Guide

Supporting hydration and nutrition at home

Our comprehensive guide aims to equip you with essential knowledge and tips to ensure your loved ones are getting adequate nourishment and hydration at home.

The importance of good hydration and a balanced diet

As we get older, maintaining adequate hydration and nutrition becomes increasingly important for our overall health and wellbeing. This guide covers a range of topics, from recognising signs of malnutrition to practical tips on encouraging healthy eating habits. It also explores fortifying foods to enhance nutritional intake and identifies subtle indicators of dehydration.

In this guide we will explore:

  • Signs of malnutrition
  • How to encourage eating at home 
  • The importance of fortified food 
  • Promoting good mouth care
  • Constipation and how it can affect appetite
  • Tips and activities to stimulate senses around mealtimes
  • Spotting the signs of dehydration and how to increase fluid intake
  • Looking after yourself 
  • Helpful equipment and other available support