Newsletter October 2022Date Published: 17 October 2022
A big hello to Autumn and to all our new customers!
We’ve had a wonderful month meeting lots of new teams of incredible carers, social workers and nurses and look forward to more new customers and delivering some refresher course to teams we’ve already had the pleasure of training in the past.
As the year is closing, in we’d like to remind you that there are limited space left before 2022 is finished, so if you need to book in – give us a call or email today!!
As ever, we are always one email, phone call or message away.
Please get in touch today to see how, when and where we can help you!
AIT is with you every step of the way
Malnutrition in care homes
Malnutrition is common across nursing, care and residential home settings. Without continued staff training and resident screening using Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), malnutrition could go unrecognised and untreated.
It’s common that residents may forget to eat or drink, have difficulty recognising food items or experience changes in appetite or taste.
Not eating/drinking increases the risks of dehydration, weight loss, urinary tract infections & constipation, which in turn can lead to increasing confusion/delirium & worsening symptoms of diseases like Dementia.
Some things which can help
- Foods of different colour, texture, smell & taste can be offered to encourage eating.
- Plain coloured cups and plates can showcase food portions better.
- A social, well-lit, but not noisy dining space and no rush to mealtimes can encourage compliance.
- Speech & Language teams (SALT) can give advice on eating and drinking for those with swallowing difficulties
- Pharmacists (like our wonderful team at AIT) can advise on alternative forms of medication, and
- Dietitians can be consulted for nutrition information, including how to fortify foods to increase calorie intake.
Dyslexia Awareness Week
During the month of October, The British Dyslexia Association campaigns to reflect on the barriers that those living with dyslexia often face, while also focusing on how individuals, organisations and the education system have continued to succeed and break through these obstacles to learning.
As a training and education company we ensure we are always ready with tools and knowledge to help any of our students who are studying with dyslexia. We will be attending a seminar this month to ensure we keep up with any new tips or tricks to further extend our knowledge as to how we can assist those in our classrooms with dyslexia.