Whether residing at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing facility, older adults have unique nutrition needs. Like the previous edition, this hands-on reference encompasses the total perspective on person-driven nutrition care of older adults, from nutrition and disease states to regulatory compliance in healthcare settings.
Among the many timely updates addressed in this edition are strategies for implementing the updated Nutrition Care Process; understanding and developing systems to implement quality assurance and performance improvement, and addressing changes in Medicare and healthcare reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act. A new section on emergency preparedness is an important addition that reinforces the need for practitioners to develop a plan for maintaining care during an emergency or disaster.
"This book is geared for RDNs and other nutrition professionals working with older adults, but it is very practical and could be a helpful reference for other healthcare professionals who specialize in geriatrics. This update is warranted because of all the changes since the 2004 edition."
-- Amy Hess Fischl, MS RDN LDN BC-ADM CDCES (University of Chicago Medical Center) Doody's Review
Although written for RDNs, this book could be used by all healthcare professionals who work with older adults. The editor and the contributors are credible authorities. With the exception of one nurse practitioner, all of the contributors are dietitians.