Supporting older people in their food and drink choices.


Ensuring that older individuals can live in situations while enjoying a diet of their choice, whether it be vegetarian, vegan, halal, or perhaps inclusive of access to alcohol etc, is essential for promoting their overall well-being and maintaining their dignity. Respect for cultural and personal dietary preferences is a fundamental aspect of providing person-centred care. By accommodating diverse dietary needs, care and support facilities contribute to the emotional and physical health of older people. 

For example, a vegetarian or vegan diet may align with an individual’s ethical or health considerations, while access to halal options respects religious beliefs. Similarly, allowing individuals to incorporate alcohol, within reasonable limits, acknowledges their autonomy and enhances their quality of life. Recognising and respecting the unique dietary requirements of older adults fosters a supportive and inclusive environment, promoting a sense of identity, choice, and cultural continuity in their daily lives. This approach not only safeguards their physical health but also contributes to their mental and emotional well-being, fostering a more holistic and compassionate model of care.

 One of our valued members Vegetarian for Life has been working since 2008 to ensure that the dietary preferences are honoured as we age and receive more care and support. Do please check out their website for valuable insight into how we can all enjoy our food and drink as we age – whatever our preferences!


I'd like to talk about what I eat
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I'd like to talk about what I alcohol I drink
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