Ólöf G. Geirsdóttir • Jack J. Bell
An Evidence-Based Practical Guide
When an older person is recovering or rehabilitating following an episode of ill health, injury, or surgery, one of the most important things those caring for them can do is to make sure that the nutritional aspects of their care are prioritised. Well-nourished patients are a sign of good quality care. Lack of enough to eat and drink is both a care quality and a patient-safety issue because of the fundamental importance of food and water to human life and the associated threats to health, well-being, and life.