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(Daily Mail)   Before you donate all your unused food to the elderly, first make sure they're strong enough to open the cling-film packaging on their own   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 18
    More: Obvious, Age UK, malnutrition, hospital food, Care Quality Commission  
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2013-11-08 09:40:56 AM
Never saw that on a can of Alpo before.
 
2013-11-08 09:41:51 AM
Why wouldn't the nurses open the food for them?

Are nurses too good for that kind of lowly work?
 
2013-11-08 09:42:04 AM
n2.9cloud.us
 
2013-11-08 09:42:58 AM
Ah, Brick Top. Sadly overlooked in the pantheon of movie villians.
 
2013-11-08 09:44:36 AM
Where's the fun in that?
 
2013-11-08 09:51:53 AM
I have noticed that here in the U.S. My mom was real sick last year and almost died. When she was put on a real food diet (had previously been on IV nutrition), she was real weak. At meal time they would bring the food in there, put it on the tray, and leave her pretty much on her own. Any assistance in eating was rendered by us, the family. I felt bad for those who didn't have any family to be there to do that. I think it made all the difference.
 
2013-11-08 09:52:16 AM
Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-11-08 09:55:17 AM
There were also concerns that offerings are too modern for the elderly, containing items like mung beans or Oriental flavours.

Really? That is a concern?
 
2013-11-08 09:59:50 AM
Natures way of culling the herd.
/old.
//Well, not until next month.
 
2013-11-08 10:12:21 AM

lockers: There were also concerns that offerings are too modern for the elderly, containing items like mung beans or Oriental flavours.

Really? That is a concern?


When my grandfather was in the hospital, he didn't want anything to do with anything but standard american fare. He considered spaghetti "ethnic food".

When someone is old and dying, is that the time to force them to be multicultural in their farking food choices.
 
2013-11-08 10:19:46 AM
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2013-11-08 10:22:23 AM
Or for the arthritic or  incredibly lazy

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2013-11-08 10:26:35 AM

lockers: There were also concerns that offerings are too modern for the elderly, containing items like mung beans or Oriental flavours.

Really? That is a concern?


Yes, yes it is. If you're flat on your ass because you've had a round of IV drugs, a zesty curry with Thai chillies may be too much for you to handle, particularly if you aren't used to it. When I had surgery it took a few days for me to graduate from plain, boring broth to plain boring mashed potatoes. Anything more flavorful just made me feel queasy.

If a little, old man who starting to develop dementia has gotten used to tea, toast, peas, and a slice of ham  for the last 10 years, putting a tofu stir-fry in front of him is confusing and unapettizing. They'll take a few bites then give up on it.
 
2013-11-08 10:34:53 AM

mudpants: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x613]


You really want to give someting so stabby to a little, old lady who is in the early stages of dementia? My grandma used her hearing aids and dentures as projectile weapons. She had a grip of steel - if she got ahold of your hair, the only way to free yourself would be to cut your hair because she would not let go and would get slappy.

Give her a spoon and a bowl of applesauce and she could feed herself, but she'd try to shiv you with the spoon when she was done.
 
2013-11-08 10:44:58 AM

EatsCrayons: lockers: There were also concerns that offerings are too modern for the elderly, containing items like mung beans or Oriental flavours.

Really? That is a concern?

Yes, yes it is. If you're flat on your ass because you've had a round of IV drugs, a zesty curry with Thai chillies may be too much for you to handle, particularly if you aren't used to it. When I had surgery it took a few days for me to graduate from plain, boring broth to plain boring mashed potatoes. Anything more flavorful just made me feel queasy.

If a little, old man who starting to develop dementia has gotten used to tea, toast, peas, and a slice of ham  for the last 10 years, putting a tofu stir-fry in front of him is confusing and unapettizing. They'll take a few bites then give up on it.


I highly doubt "oriental flavor" rises above soy sauce or sweet and sour. I have never had a hospital meal that graduated from bland. There is a good reason for that, since they have to factor in all patients sodium, fat and sugar are big no-no's.
 
2013-11-08 12:32:58 PM

lockers: EatsCrayons: lockers:

I highly doubt "oriental flavor" rises above soy sauce or sweet and sour. I have never had a hospital meal that graduated from bland.


Uhm, we are talking about the British. Bland may be too flavorful for them.
 
2013-11-08 02:53:08 PM
Honest, if I ever get that frail, just push me in front of a bus, please.
 
2013-11-08 03:09:38 PM

EatsCrayons: mudpants: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x613]

You really want to give someting so stabby to a little, old lady who is in the early stages of dementia? My grandma used her hearing aids and dentures as projectile weapons. She had a grip of steel - if she got ahold of your hair, the only way to free yourself would be to cut your hair because she would not let go and would get slappy.

Give her a spoon and a bowl of applesauce and she could feed herself, but she'd try to shiv you with the spoon when she was done.


I didn't know I had any farking grandkids. When are you coming to visit?
 
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