Our eating well and building yourself up after COVID-19 leaflet (PDF, 644 KB) provides lots of useful information and top tips to help you support residents with COVID-19.
The elderly and malnourished have worse outcomes and higher risk of death from COVID-19. A third of care home residents are at risk of malnutrition. Residents should be screened monthly for malnutrition risk using the malnutrition universal screening tool, also known as MUST. This will enable residents at risk of malnutrition to be identified and then treated.
We have produced a free resource pack and training on identifying and treating malnutrition in care homes. If you would like to access this training email our care home medicines team.
The leaflets below provide more information on the 1,2,3 approach referred to in the video:
The links referred to in the video are available below: