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Requiring assistance to eat daily meals puts residents in a vulnerable position. A great deal of tact and constant communication is needed from the healthcare staff providing this care. There are steps you can take to make a resident’s mealtime as dignified and as seamless as possible. Alarmingly, unplanned weight loss and malnutrition are rife among older adults in residential aged care, with about half of all aged care residents being either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.