Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community who estimate that 35% of people recently admitted to care homes are malnourished. This chimed with the oral evidence given to the MPs by the Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, which found that approximately 40% of people referred on to its books are malnourished. The evidence received suggests that malnutrition is most likely to arise amongst older people following an accumulation of setbacks – bereavement, illness, a loss of community transport services, and a nearby shop closing, for example – which leave them unable easily to access food. Over and above these cumulative setbacks.
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