Assess their needs. Provide a calm environment in a seperate dining area if possible. Maintain their dignity, provide them with any necessary aids to eating and drinking for example in the case of an individual with an arthritic condition provide cutlery with large handles. Ensure there is a drink available and that their diet is adeqaute for their needs. Allow them to state their preference for certain food and ensure they receive the correct food. If they wear dentures check they are being worn. Give them psychological support and encourage them. Assist with feeding them if required.
Feb 23, 2012 09:27 AM