Dysphagia guide

The Care Home Guide to Dysphagia

A guide to managing care home residents with swallowing difficulties

Dysphagia is a condition that affects the ability to swallow and affects many elderly people, including residents in care homes. The swallowing mechanism changes significantly as people age and its disruption can have long-range health consequences in older adults, including dehydration and malnutrition.

The Guide is intended to be a one-stop shop for care home staff from caterers and care home assistants to care home managers and care home policy makers. It includes essential information about dysphagia, recipes suitable for residents with swallowing difficulties and specialist training modules for catering staff. It is accessible on Android or iOS tablets.

The Guide was developed in collaboration with Luto, Making Sense Ltd and experts in dysphagia from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, supported by funding from Innovate UK and the Abbeyfield Research Foundation.


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