Malnutrition in the geriatric individual can lead to significant negative outcomes; therefore, accurate and timely identification of malnutrition is essential to resident success. If malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed, the US could save $15.5 billion annually in healthcare spending. Foregoing a cookie cutter approach and individualizing nutrition intervention is key to the success of the resident.
Upon completion of this course, the successful learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how malnutrition increases costs in healthcare facilities
- Understand the signs and symptoms of malnutrition
- Identify out-of-the-box approaches to combat malnutrition
- Identify key areas to monitor when replenishing the malnourished resident
Speaker: Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT is the Owner and President of EZ Nutrition Counseling, PC. She has more than 20 years of experience as a chef, foodservice director, consulting dietitian, author, and speaker. Elaine specializes in foodservice systems, geriatric care, CMS regulations, and quality management for long-term care facilities.
Course login is valid for 1 year from date of purchase. No online course extensions will be granted. All online courses are non-refundable. CE credit will be given upon successful completion of all required areas of the course including the quiz and evaluation form.
This course is a level II continuing competence.
To view continuing competence level descriptions, visit the ANFP website.