Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS | Care Industry News


Responding to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s report on malnutrition in older people, Margaret Willcox, President of ADASS, said:

“The thought of older people going hungry because they are isolated, have limited mobility, or are depressed is appalling, and social care staff do what they do because they are keen to do anything within their power to help.

“Hunger is a serious issue for older people, but it’s often just one symptom of wider issues, which is why it is our view that social care solutions should be personalised, and focus on the individual needs of the person in question.

 

Source: Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS | Care Industry News

One thought on “Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS | Care Industry News

  1. As stated in this article this is extremely relevant with regards to elderly people, it is also just as relevant to some disabled, sick and poor people.

    It is also not true that dementia is only related to the elderly as it could occur at virtually any age, but it is more than likely within the elderly.

    We do need to bring all vulnerable persons within the realms of requiring care be it be social or health or both..

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