As patients age, they sometimes lose normal functions, such as being able to feed themselves. Some even lose the ability to chew and swallow, as they suffer from dysphasia. Caregivers can take multiple paths to ensure food is properly fed to and digested by their elderly patients, whether it be by hand-feeding, tube-feeding, or another method. While feeding tubes are widely used, many complications can occur. For more information about tube-feeding, hand-feeding, and feeding tube complications, please visit us at Annals of Long-Term Care.
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