Nutrisystem Approach to the Elderly in Hospital

In France, there are a million people over 85 years. In 2020, this figure should be doubled. Logically, more and more seniors will make hospital stays. But hospitalization may also accelerate their physical and moral decline. At the time of hospitalization, the elderly universe changes, their rhythm or eating habits. In addition to the pathology that led to the hospital visit, this break with the daily weakens their will. For example, an old lady falls at home and has a fracture. Shortly after her arrival at the hospital, her condition declines, which is manifested by loss of appetite, general confusion and no desire to get out of bed. Insidiously, the addictive process is beginning to take hold. These are signs that Nutrisystem looks out for. This general decline is feared by the geriatric care staff trying to develop strategies to detect early signs. Nutrisystem Diet understands that there are some physiological signs to explain the regression. Aging causes the loss of neurons in the brain. Therefore, there is a decrease in cognitive function, that is to say all mental and intellectual capabilities. This explains why older people find it much more difficult to adapt to environmental changes.

Nutrisystem services tailored to the elderly

Hospitalization is synonymous with remoteness and dependence for the elderly. Nutrisystem, when implemented does everything to ensure that the patients do not lose their autonomy and increase their chances of recovery: physical activity, mental stimulation, or the presence of a dietician at mealtime are provisions commonly implemented by Nutrisystem. Highly trained staff take into account the daily weakening of patients of a certain age. They must still have the human resources to ensure a stimulating presence. In rehabilitation, there are five or six aides to forty dependent patients. Often, staff do not even have time to react to the usual signals.

Family: An essential support

The family provides essential support to enable recovery and the end of hospitalization. The closest family members when they can, have a key role to play. This is to morally support the elderly during hospitalization. In addition to emotional support, the family can intellectually stimulate the patient by talking about their lives and generally stimulating conversation. In short, considering someone as if they were not sick allows them to overcome the most difficult period of hospitalization because for many elderly people, hospitalization is synonymous with a final separation from the home they know and they dread this situation. It is understandable why they let go because the prospect of finishing their life in a hospital or in a specialized structure is very agonizing.