Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments

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Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments2020-07-17T16:13:44+00:00

Timely Individualized Approaches for

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments

Quality of life and nutritional status of older adults in long-term care, post-acute care and other settings can be improved by individualized nutrition approaches. Care for older individuals must meet two goals: maintenance of health and quality of life.

The focus of the comprehensive nutrition assessment is to identify risk factors that may contribute to undernutrition, protein energy malnutrition, dehydration, unintended weight loss, pressure injuries and other nutrition problems, as well as identifying other nutritional needs.

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments

Timely Individualized Approaches for

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments

Quality of life and nutritional status of older adults in long-term care, post-acute care and other settings can be improved by individualized nutrition approaches. Care for older individuals must meet two goals: maintenance of health and quality of life.

The focus of the comprehensive nutrition assessment is to identify risk factors that may contribute to undernutrition, protein energy malnutrition, dehydration, unintended weight loss, pressure injuries and other nutrition problems, as well as identifying other nutritional needs.

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessments
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Malnutrition, weight loss, poor food intake, food satisfaction, and acceptance are serious issues in this population. As part of the interprofessional team, NCS dietitians assess, evaluate, and recommend appropriate nutrition interventions according to each individual’s medical condition, desires, and rights to make health care choices. Having the RDN as part of the healthcare team can lead to better health and nutrition outcomes for the residents.

Timely nutritional assessments are more important than ever. There are nutrition-related comorbidities such as malnutrition, morbid obesity, tube feeding and parenteral nutrition that can move a resident into a higher reimbursement bracket.

Foods

Malnutrition, weight loss, poor food intake, food satisfaction, and acceptance are serious issues in this population. As part of the interprofessional team, NCS dietitians assess, evaluate, and recommend appropriate nutrition interventions according to each individual’s medical condition, desires, and rights to make health care choices. Having the RDN as part of the healthcare team can lead to better health and nutrition outcomes for the residents.

Timely nutritional assessments are more important than ever. There are nutrition-related comorbidities such as malnutrition, morbid obesity, tube feeding and parenteral nutrition that can move a resident into a higher reimbursement bracket.

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