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Old age home-Nutrition delivered

The elderly experience an array of problems which can be categorized as social, economic, health and psychological. Some serious issues that have to be addressed include poverty, social insecurity, food scarcity and health problems including geriatric malnutrition. Other problems faced by elderly are lack of income, absence of finances, causing illness and health deterioration. It's important to understand the nutrition status of the elderly. Nowson (2007) enlisted some of these challenges which included vulnerability, unintentional weight loss, chronic illnesses, disabilities, low protein, vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies. Coupled with this many elderly face depression issues. At Sackhumvit we reach out to the elderly living in old age homes and provide home cooked nutritional meals.