Mayflower Care Home


Nutrition & Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration week took place this year from 11th – 17th March, and encourages organisations to highlight and promote the importance of nutrition and hydration within our diets.

When we get older we can become dehydrated that much easier, so within a care home, both nutrition and hydration are key focuses. We do all we can to ensure our residents get the right amount of fluids every day.

For each day of the week there was a new activity, to showcase how we can hydrate ourselves effectively, with much more than a glass of water. On average food provides 20% of our fluid intake, with certain fruit and vegetables giving us many more benefits.

Key highlights for residents within the week were a fantastic tea party, smoothie making and a delicious fruit platter tasting to tempt everyone to try something new.

It can sometimes be difficult to keep those who are most vulnerable, like the elderly, hydrated. So, Nutrition and Hydration week has inspired us to think outside the box, educating our staff and residents on key foods that have a great nutritional value but can keep us hydrated too.