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Concerns over medication crushed into food

Concerns over medication crushed into food ›

25th January 2016 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Food & Nutrition

Readers of the nutrition blog may wonder why this week’s subject is the new Patients Association Report, Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes. The report, based on a study of a small sample of 30 care homes, found that many residents are affected by swallowing difficulties, which can make…

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Dysphagia – Hard to swallow

Dysphagia – Hard to swallow ›

16th August 2015 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Learning Disability

For many people with severe learning and physical disability, eating and drinking can be distressing and risky. If you support people with very profound and complex needs, you may have come across challenges in helping them to eat and drink. It is estimated that one in three people with learning disability has dysphagia. This probably…

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CQC Outcomes are now called Key Lines of Enquiry. CQC Essential Standards are now CQC Fundamental Standards.