We are delighted to launch our brand-new FREE Malnutrition Advice Line for older adults in Scotland. If you have concerns about yourself, a loved one or someone you care for then our team can help.
A loss of appetite, unplanned weight loss, difficulties eating and drinking and a lost motivation to cook can be among the signs of malnutrition among older people.
Managed by fully trained Eat Well Age Well staff, the advice line has been set up to provide practical information to those aged 65 and over – or anyone concerned about an older person’s well-being – on how they can stay well nourished.
Our Project Dietitian Jen Grant explains more:
“We give food-first advice, including tailored person-centred pointers around how to increase calorie and protein intake through more nourishing meals and snacks, tips around simple food swaps and food fortification.
We also give advice around managing mealtimes and strategies they could use to make eating easier or more enjoyable, while also signposting local services which can provide further help.”
The Malnutrition Advice line (0800 13 88 220) is open from 9am until 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
This is not an emergency line. People with immediate concerns about health and wellbeing should phone their GP or NHS 24 on 111.
The service is operating in all of Scotland’s NHS regions, apart from Tayside where a regional advice line is already established. Those living in Tayside can call the regional Get Nourished advice line on 01738 450556