Nutrition & Hydration

Nutrition & Hydration



Making sure residents in care homes have nutritious food and drinks, is essential to good care. Food and water are fundamental to quality of life and, for many older people in particular, are critical to their health and well-being. Unplanned or unexplained weight loss can mean older people are more vulnerable to disease and may be fatal. Borderline dehydration can affect concentration and balance leading to accidents and falls. People’s appetites also reduce with age, so keeping older people interested in food and drinking enough is a daily challenge.

ACQA STANDARD 2: (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.10)

Content & Delivery


This workshop covers the following:

  • What is the significance of nutrition and hydration of the bodies systems?
  • Nutritional requirements for the elderly
  • Medical conditions, which can impair normal nutrition and hydration
  • Factors contributing to nutritional problems
  • Fluid balance charts
  • Peg feeding


  • Breathlessness
  • Poor vision and / or hearing
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Difficulties with chewing and / or swallowing
  • Restricted mobility and dexterity
  • Medications


  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Procedure
  • Care of the site

* Workshops can be contextualized to suit your individual organizational needs


This workshop is delivered in the classroom over a two hour duration.



Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to confidently demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and will receive a Statement of Attendance for Professional Development within 10 business days.


All Health Training recommends refreshing your knowledge and skills annually.



AHT - Making you the Future of Healthcare

All Health Training is a registered Training Organisation (TOID 22066) committed to quality training and education. We provide a ranges of courses, workshops and by distance learning specialising in the health care industry.

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Modern and fully equipped training facilities at Blackburn, Narre Warren and Preston.

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