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 health care 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.
- Changes in Medicare and health-care reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act are addressed.
- A new section on emergency preparedness - and an important addition that reinforces the need for practitioners to develop a plan for maintaining care during an emergency or disaster.