Bid to ensure older people eat enough
A HOME care company have launched a campaign to ensure older people eat enough food.
Instead Rochdale have started the campaign after new figures reveal that older people are eating less food than they used to - with loneliness being a factor.
An independent survey carried out by Home Instead Senior Care showed that 50 per cent of over-75s eat less food than they used to.
It also revealed that almost one-in-five over-75s haven’t eaten a meal with anyone for three months or longer, saying they have less desire to eat or don’t feel hungry when they are eating alone.
David Bradshaw, owner of Home Instead Rochdale - who now wants to share this with the community - said: “We want to bring back the love of food for older people here in Rochdale.
“As part of the Stay Nourished campaign, will be looking at all aspects of healthy eating, malnutrition, food hygiene, food preparation and cooking methods.
We are committed to helping older people to eat well, drink well and age well.”
To find out more about the Stay Nourished campaign, please call 01706 408652 or visit https://www. homeinstead.co.uk/ rochdale.