隨著年紀愈大,長者的吞嚥功能及牙齒可能會退化。如果長者進食了不適當的飯餐,食物可能會誤入肺部,引發肺炎。再者,長者更可能不願意進食,導致營養不良問題。為了令長者吸取足夠營養,聖雅各福群會最新研發「盛饌」家居精緻軟餐,包括五款肉類及三款蔬菜,要加米飯或粥,每餐只需進食一款肉類及蔬菜,便可吸收所需要的營養,安全進食。

 

聖雅各福群會持續照顧營養師關建慧指出,當長者失去咀嚼功能,就需要進食不需要咀嚼的糊餐,為了協助長者安全吞嚥,食物需要濃稠,但不會太過水質,這樣就不容易出現嗆到。該會持續照顧服務高級經理蔡嘉儀表示,中國人說民以食為天,當長者有吞嚥困難時,失去了對食物的享受及樂趣,所以研發「盛饌」,即使長者有吞嚥困難,不能咀嚼一般食物,仍然可以享受食物的原味,提升其生活質素。

 

「食物有創意,我認為有味道,有牛肉味、有甘筍味,反而自己煮的或是煲湯的甘筍是沒有味的,反而這些有肉味菜味,我還喜歡它們有不同顏色。」試食「盛鐉」的嚴伯伯說。聖雅各福群會計劃將「盛饌」推出巿面發售,滿足在社區有吞嚥困難的長者的需要,讓他們可以用較相宜的價錢,方便地享用到軟滑餐,有營養價值之餘,亦可以減輕照顧者在煮食方面的壓力。 

 

Elderly suffering swallowing difficulty can also enjoy a “Graceful Meal” As elderly age, their swallowing ability and their teeth would deteriorate. If what they eat is not suitable for them, it is possible that the food may accidentally get into their lungs and cause pneumonia. Furthermore, elderly may even suffer malnutrition if they are unwilling to eat. To ensure elderly getting sufficient nutrition, St. James’ Settlement newly developed “Graceful Meal” for elderly in five different meats and three different vegetables. Just one meat and one vegetable with rice or congee per meal, elderly can safely enjoy food and take in the nutrients they need.

 

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長者吞嚥困難也能享用「盛饌」Elderly suffering swallowing difficulty can also enjoy a “Graceful

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