Malnutrition for elderly Britons


This video from Britain says about itself:

Lyn’s story – Malnutrition Task Force Case Study

9 April 2014

An animated story highlighting the challenge of malnutrition in later life.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Meals on wheels, a Tory takeaway

STARVED: More than 46,000 elderly people have had their home-delivered meals taken away in the last three years while mal­nutrition continues to rise in Britain, the Malnutrition Task Force charity revealed yesterday.

According to its data the use of much-loved meals-on-wheels services has dropped by nearly half since 2011.

Figures come at the same time as hospital admissions for malnutrition soared among the 50 to 69 age group.

4 thoughts on “Malnutrition for elderly Britons

  1. Sounds more like an advertisement for ‘care homes’. Not everyone would agree that a ‘care home’ would be better, especially with the extortionate fees they charge the elderly.

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    • That is indeed a real problem. However, a problem separate from malnutrition on which the video focuses. One further problem is that the Conservative government’s cuts on meals-on-wheels may make care homes the only possible alternative for some people.

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