Teaching your employees to monitor fluid and nutritional intake for your clients is paramount to successfully keeping them as healthy as possible. Perhaps keep a chart similar to those kept in hospitals will help relay the information to the medical health professionals and together you, your staff and the medical health professionals can help your clients not only to live longer, but better lives as a result.
I have noticed that there is a lot of guilt associated with aging. If your clients think that you are writing things down, they will most certainly want to comply because they will not want to be a burden for you. Your approach will also dictate your success.
Don’t rush in, all superior and stuff. Take the time to get to know your clients. Talk to them; get inside their heads. When you feel that bond forming, this will be the best time to iterate to them that all you want is the best for them and that by keeping their fluid and food intake at a safe and healthy level, you will not only be helping your clients to remain healthy and happy, but you will be helping your business to succeed as well. You will soon become known for showing seniors that With Age Comes Respect.