Tag: nutrition

5 tips to improve mealtime, nutrition for your agency’s clients

Cooking and nutrition training not only enables caregivers to provide clients with better tasting food, but also with meals that are better for them. “Caregivers need to understand how to take care of these more chronic and fragile older clients,” says Chef Beth Scholer, CC, CDM, CFPP and CEO of Caregivers Kitchen. “Most don’t understand […]

Improve client outcomes and satisfaction with nutrition, culinary training

Training caregivers to address nutrition and improve their own cooking skills can help with both client outcomes and satisfaction. Several years ago, Angel Corps co-owner Dorian Maples realized the agency had a problem with its meal preparation services. “We were getting consistent complaints from our clients that our staff didn’t know how to cook,” Maples […]

Improve client outcomes and satisfaction with nutrition, culinary training

Training caregivers to address nutrition and improve their own cooking skills can help with both client outcomes and satisfaction. Several years ago, Angel Corps co-owner Dorian Maples realized the agency had a problem with its meal preparation services. “We were getting consistent complaints from our clients that our staff didn’t know how to cook,” Maples […]

Nutritional supplements aid in preventing malnutrition in older adults

Oral nutritional supplements may be key to preventing disease-related malnutrition, particularly in institutionalized older adults. A new analysis published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) concludes that such supplements can help to decrease hospital admissions. Disease-related malnutrition is related to frailty in older adults. Such malnutrition leads to increased morbidity and […]

Restrictive diets provide little benefit for residents in long-term care

Research has shown that restrictive diets add little benefit for older adults in long-term care, and they might even be harmful. Concerning issues are weight loss and meal rejection. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have sent letters to state survey agencies notifying them of its support for new dining practice standards. Nursing homes […]

30% of dementia residents are undernourished, study finds

People with dementia commonly are undernourished, and long-term care providers should take steps to evaluate these residents’ eating habits to maximize nutrition, according to a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International. Studies reviewed in this report indicate that 20-45% of those with dementia in the community experience clinically significant weight loss over one year, and […]