Campaign Targets Those at Risk of Dehydration and Malnutrition

Our carers are committed to providing ‘good old fashioned care’ and part of their role in the community is to ensure that their customer’s nutrition and hydration needs are both monitored and met.

22/05/2019

Our carers are committed to providing ‘good old fashioned care’ and part of their role in the community is to ensure that their customer’s nutrition and hydration needs are both monitored and met.

Our carers are committed to providing ‘good old fashioned care’ and part of their role in the community is to ensure that their customer’s nutrition and hydration needs are both monitored and met.
 
As a member of the Newhaven Lifeboat crew, Gary Johnson (Director of Bluebird Care Lewes District) took part in the launch of East Sussex County Council’s National Nutrition and Hydration Week campaign.

The importance of older people eating and drinking enough is being highlighted with a week of events in East Sussex. National Nutrition and Hydration Week, runs from Monday, March 17 to Sunday, March 23.

Speaking during a visit to Newhaven RNLI Lifeboat Station, which is backing the campaign, Cllr Colin Belsey, chairman of East Sussex County Council chairman:
 
There is often a focus on the dangers of malnutrition, but the importance of drinking enough fluids is even more vital."
People are advised to drink between six and eight cups of fluids a day, unless medical advice determines otherwise, and to aim to eat three meals and two snacks a day.

More information on how to avoid malnutrition and dehydration is available online.