Some older adults living in a congregate living facility in Clovis, California may need tube feeding. Their health conditions may make regular eating difficult.
The staff at GRAND VILLA CONGREGATE LIVING HEALTH FACILITY helps our residents with tube feeding. But, if you are visiting your loved ones and would like to help, here are things to remember:
- Use the right formula.
You can’t just use any formula for your loved ones. It needs to have the right nutrients and the right thickness. Your loved ones’ doctor or a care staff from the skilled nursing facility can tell you what formula to use.
- Wash your hands beforehand.
Before handling the formula and feeding tube, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. This helps ensure that no disease-causing microorganisms will enter the system.
- Follow the care provider’s instructions.
A provider of subacute nursing care in California will give you instructions on proper tube feeding. Be sure to follow these instructions.
- Check for unwanted situations.
There are situations where your loved ones may complain of stomach cramps, vomiting, or even diarrhea or constipation when tube feeding. Report these to the care staff so they can provide a remedy.
If you need more details on how we can assist you or your loved ones, please get in touch with us today!