Some of the difficulties of home came have been highlighted by a new report.
Carers UK found that it is increasingly difficult for those who look after a
loved one to provide a nutritious meal for their families and themselves.
A quarter of carers in the UK are underweight, while one in six of those who
receive home care are at a serious risk of suffering from malnourishment,
according to the report, titled Malnutrition and Caring: The hidden cost for
The group is concerned about the findings and states more must be done to
help primary care providers in the UK.
Speaking about the results, Andy Burman, chief executive of the British
Dietetic Association, said: "The perception of malnutrition is limited to
third world countries when the sad truth tells a very different story. In
2012, malnutrition is a major issue on our very own doorstep."
Age UK states that malnutrition can also be a problem in some British
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Private treatment news: 10 February 2012