Addressing malnutrition will vary depending on the setting, community versus acute care, due to the resources available and the ability to reach individuals. This webinar will address the current community feeding programs for older adults according to the recent GAO report, how community programs can be identified prior to hospital discharge for malnourished or at-risk patients, as well as how screening for food insecurity can help identify possible community malnutrition.
1. Describe details about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on nutrition assistant services for the older adult.
2. Identify two steps in which inpatient Registered Dietitians Nutritionists can ensure malnourished patients are screened for food insecurity and are provided with necessary resources upon discharge.
3. State the incidence of food insecurity and malnutrition risk in an underserved community setting.
Faculty and Topics
The GAO Report: How Agencies Can Do More To Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
Meredith Whitmire, Vice President of Matz, Blancato and Associates; Policy and Advocacy Director for the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, Washington, DC
A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Food Insecurity Based Malnutrition: Ways for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists to Effectively Treat Malnutrition Outside of the Hospital Walls
Nick Groch RDN, LDN, Director, Nutrition Systems, Food and Nutrition Services, UChicago Medicine/Morrison Healthcare, Chicago, IL
Identifying Nutrition Risk in a Charitable Pharmacy Population
Jay Mirtallo BS, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, Silver Spring MD and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Jay Mirtallo BS, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN
CE Credit: 1 hour