TUBE FEEDING AT HOME: WHAT TO EXPECT
While the transition to home tube feeding requires some adjustments, there are ways to make this adaptation easier. If your patient, or their caregiver, is worried, you can put them at ease by assuring them there are ways to help. For example, talking to friends and family about their loved one’s enteral feeding may make them more comfortable with the transition. Or, you can recommend scheduling feeding during a family meal time. If your patient or their caregiver chooses to administer feeds at other times, be sure to continue to engage in family and other social activities. The adjustment may require time and patience, but soon it will become a routine.