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Q: Describe factors that help promote an individual’s dignity, comfort and enjoyment while eating and drinking
A: Keeping the lips and mouth moist. Gently massaging the skin using lubricants. Reminiscing about earlier times and happenings. Playing favourite music selections. Sitting in silence and sharing the time. Reading a book to [ your [ loved one. Praying with your loved one. Dry Mouth: A dry mouth can be relieved with wet swabs, ice chips or sips of cold drinks provided
it is safe for your loved one to swallow. Apply lip balm to dry lips. Use mouth sponges/foam sticks frequently to gently clean the teeth, gums, inside of the cheeks and tongue. Mouth cares are important for comfort and dignity. Modifying food and fluid: Sometimes a person can continue to swallow safely by maintaining a certain position while eating or by changing to foods and fluids that are easier and safer to swallow. Tolerance of food generally progresses from solids to puree to liquids to ice-chips and spooned or sucked water. Ask to see a Speech Pathologist if you have any concerns about swallowing problems. Reduce amount: It is best to offer very small amounts of food and fluid (teaspoons). Safe positioning: It is safest for the person to eat in a fully upright position. ] ]
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User: Describe factors that help promote an individual’s dignity, comfort and enjoyment while eating and drinking

Weegy: Keeping the lips and mouth moist. Gently massaging the skin using lubricants. Reminiscing about earlier times and happenings. Playing favourite music selections. Sitting in silence and sharing the time. Reading a book to [ your [ loved one. Praying with your loved one. Dry Mouth: A dry mouth can be relieved with wet swabs, ice chips or sips of cold drinks provided it is safe for your loved one to swallow. Apply lip balm to dry lips. Use mouth sponges/foam sticks frequently to gently clean the teeth, gums, inside of the cheeks and tongue. Mouth cares are important for comfort and dignity. Modifying food and fluid: Sometimes a person can continue to swallow safely by maintaining a certain position while eating or by changing to foods and fluids that are easier and safer to swallow. Tolerance of food generally progresses from solids to puree to liquids to ice-chips and spooned or sucked water. Ask to see a Speech Pathologist if you have any concerns about swallowing problems. Reduce amount: It is best to offer very small amounts of food and fluid (teaspoons). Safe positioning: It is safest for the person to eat in a fully upright position. ] ]
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User: how can you ensure dignity, comfort and enjoyment is kept whilst eating in a residential home?

Weegy: Try listening to your body and only eating when you actually feel hungry. If you are feeling bored try reading a book, go for a walk, or get a drink. [ ]
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