Malnutrition or lack of appetite is increasingly common in care recipients cr the signs of malnutrition in crs can be tough to spot especially in people who don’t seem at risk but uncovering problems at the earliest stage can help prevent complications later the following are tips to detect malnutrition in a cr

Try: Observe the cr’s eating habits spend time the cr during meals at home not just on special occasions if the cr lives alone find out who buys his or her food if the cr is in a hospital or long term care facility visit during mealtimes watch for weight loss help the cr monitor his or her weight at home you might also watch for other signs of weight loss such as changes in how clothing fits be alert to other red flags in addition to weight loss malnutrition can cause poor wound healing easy bruising and dental difficulties in the cr know the cr cr’s medications many drugs affect appetite digestion and nutrient absorption

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