You may be suffering from poor nutrition & not know it. You’d be surprised how many people are. Almost half (49%) of older Australians are at risk of poor or inadequate nutrition.
- Nutreat Pro40 is a high protein supplement that can provide a formulated meal replacement and reduce the risk of malnutrition.
- Pro40 is made with a heat stable whey protein concentrate containing all the essential amino acids to support effective digestion and absorption to assist with maximising muscle synthesis.
- Nutreat Pro40 provides a natural source of calcium together with Vitamin D and a quality protein source to benefit bone strength and minimise the risk of muscle loss or sarcopenia.
- Nutreat Pro40 provides a quality complete protein source as well as other essential vitamins and minerals that support effective wound healing.
- Nutreat Pro40 products are recommended across all areas of healthcare including Aged Care, Oncology, Renal & Sarcopenia support and for people with dysphagia.
Who is Nutreat for?
- People with poor appetite
- Recovering from illness or injury
- Involuntary weight loss
- People at nutritional risk and on modified diets
- Living alone & may not feel like cooking
- Difficulty with transport & shopping
- Increased nutrition requirements due to poor health
- Chewing or swallowing difficulties
- Suffering from dysphagia (inability to consume regular food safely)*
*For further information on the suitability of this product for an individual with dysphagia please refer to a Speech Pathologist.
Nutreat biscuits can be softened in warm fluid (e.g. tea or coffee) to be suitable for a soft diet or minced and moist diet texture or mixed with warm fluid (e.g. milk) for 30 seconds to be suitable for a smooth puree diet.
How Nutrition Can Help with Risk Reduction in Aged Care
Malnutrition in the elderly is a significant health problem within aged care. It is estimated that as many as 44% of community dwelling older people are at-risk of under-nutrition.
Malnutrition is strongly associated with reduced functional capacity in elderly patients and may impact upon lean body mass, bone density, skin integrity and mental health.
The Impact of Malnutrition
Malnutrition is associated with poor health outcomes including:
- Increased falls risk.
- Impaired wound healing and delayed recovery from illness.
- Reduced muscle strength, fatigue and depression.
- Reduced immune response and increased vulnerability to infection.
- Increased hospitalisation and increased length of hospital stay.
- Increased mortality.
For people who are malnourished or at risk of under-nutrition, nutrient supplementation may be recommended.
Oral nutritional supplements have been found to improve nutritional status, help reverse weight loss and increase food and fluid intake.
Better nutritional status improves health outcomes in the elderly, such as reducing the risk of falls and hospitalisation as well as aiding recovery from illness.