Readytodrink thickened beverages await residents at Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York City

Ready-to-drink thickened beverages await residents at Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York City.

Independent tray service speeds dysphagia meals

The pre-prep of thickened options led to increased fluid intake and higher resident satisfaction at Amsterdam Nursing Home.

At Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York City, residents with dysphagia often suffered a lack of enjoyment as well as reduced sense of dignity and independence during meal times due to their need for thickened liquids. This was because they generally had to wait while an aide mixed a thickener into their soup or beverage while other residents dove into their meals.

The delays often translated into impatient residents risking their health and eating before their meals were modified

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