Feeding grandma & grandpa in a geriatric hospital

12.11.2012                      27.Cheschwan. 5773

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Feeding grandma & grandpa in a geriatric hospital

Feeding geriatric patients is a delicate balancing act; what they eat can affect the development of health concerns.

Six-month-old babies are fed purees before they can swallow solids, and 86-year-old adults who can no longer swallow and digest chunky food are fed purees as well. But providing the right nutrition for these two age groups is very different. The elderly cannot be fed like regular adults any more than babies and toddlers can….