Addressing malnutrition key to preventing falls

| 05 May 2016

Malnutrition and undernourishment can be a major cause of falls in older people, with reduced energy levels and low body weight leading to frailty. Providing calcium-rich foods, plenty of water and regular, smaller meals can be helpful to reduce the risk of falls in care recipients.

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Tags: aged care, ageing, falls, falls prevention, frailty, health

Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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