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Overseas Health insurance News: Good nutrition 'essential for elderly'

Overseas health insurance customers might want to take some time to research care homes if they find themselves in need of extra care.

According to Daniel Blake, policy development manager at Action on Elder Abuse, good nutrition is one of the most important things a care home can offer older people.

Indeed, he said that a good diet is "absolutely essential" for older people.

"The quality and consistency of good food in care homes is something that's raised repeatedly by older people," he remarked

"Restaurants serve more people over a longer period of time and manage to serve hot food with choice. We don't see why care homes aren't able to deliver that."

Overseas medical insurance customers might want to note that care home services through the UK's NHS are likely to deteriorate.

Speaking to the Independent, chairwoman of the Care Quality Commission Dame Jo Williams said that nursing home operators are likely to start to slash their costs as the government's spending cuts are implemented.

Staff training, building repairs and activities for residents are all likely to see reductions in spending.

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