been collecting information regarding old people living
in an specific Assisted Living Facility and we have found the following
issues about eating:
-Around twenty percent of the residents need assisting with eating.
-Another small percentage, around 5% people there, due to their health
they neither have any interest about eating nor capacity or ability
to do it by their self.
-The people unable to eat properly need support from the staff in
order to reach the minimal intakes of food and minimal amounts of
calories and nutrients.
-The staff gives them multivitamin supplements and different liquid
shakes of vitamins.
-The diet usually is adequate with the exception sometimes of excessive
sugar eaten through pies, cookies and ice creams.
-Fruits should be taken in more consideration.
-Some foods don't have the optimal presentation because a good
number of residents in the facility don't have the physical means
like teeth. They have usually denture.
-Cookers and people working on the kitchen usually do a good
job; they care about the residents in the Assisted Living Facility
and their food demands.