Older adults have unique health needs and characteristics compared with the rest of the population.  Seniors are much more likely to have multiple chronic conditions, hospital admissions and readmissions, and emergency room usage. Additionally, participants in Administration on Aging programs, on average, take 10 or more prescription drugs on a daily basis.

ASPEN 2017 Conference: Nutrition for Patient Care—Real World Perspective

August 9, 2017

This video presentation by Dr. Correia discusses the current state of consensus in nutrition intervention guidelines and protocols, and then highlights institutional success in implementation of a nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program (QIP). The QIP is associated with improvement of several important clinical outcomes, including a reduction in both length of stay and 30-day readmissions in… Read more »

Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

August 17, 2017

In this report, this report examines the relationship between food security and health as measured by 10 chronic conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as particularly worthy of research because of their prevalence, cost, morbidity, and preventability. We focus on the role of food security as a predictor of health… Read more »

Addressing a Patient’s Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

July 25, 2017

Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients’ social needs in clinical settings. But today, changes in the health care landscape are catapulting social determinants of health from an academic topic to an on-the-ground reality for providers, with public and private payers holding providers accountable for patients’… Read more »

Toolkit: Hunger in Older Adults (Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network)

April 14, 2017

This webinar showcased the newly released Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network report. This report reviewed the variety of food assistance programs and how leaders and advocates in the aging, nutrition, hunger sectors can work collaboratively to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors..   In this training, participants… Read more »

Webinar: New Guidance on Addressing Hunger in Older Adults

February 8, 2017

Join Meals on Wheels America on Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET to learn more about the newly released Hunger in Older Adults report that seeks to increase the understanding of a variety of food assistance programs that can work in combination to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors. Date: February 16,… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – GSA

February 8, 2017

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has established itself as a convener of multi-stakeholder collaborations in the field of aging; these include the National Adult Vaccination Program, the Communicating Effectively with Older Adults: What Really Works online training module series, and such initiatives as OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults; OTC Sleep Aids and Sleep… Read more »

Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition – Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

February 8, 2017

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is committed to being a knowledge center and a conduit for the exchange of ideas focused on innovative nutrition solutions and education approaches. We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide. The Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition is not a certification… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – AND

February 8, 2017

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) rely on evidence-based resources to provide safe and competent care to their clients and patients. This section serves as a hub for RDNs to locate credible resources to use in their practice and share with patients.With this resource listing, RDNs, and other advocates and practitioners, have the opportunity to be at… Read more »

Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative: MQii Toolkit

February 8, 2017

The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) Toolkit is a guide for identifying and implementing clinical quality improvements for malnutrition care. It is designed to support changes among the care team’s clinical knowledge and raise awareness of best practices for optimal nutrition care delivery. Using this toolkit can help improve malnutrition care for older adults admitted… Read more »

Malnutrition and Chronic Diseases – NCOA

February 7, 2017

This Malnutrition Toolkit, development by the National Council on Aging, provides a wealth of information on malnutrition warning signs and therapeutic approaches to address this condition. Links to other resources on nutrition for older adults are also available.

Challenges for Latino Older Adults

February 7, 2017

t is projected that by 2019, the Hispanic population aged 65  will be the largest racial/ethnic minority in this age group. The National Hispanic Council on Aging reports that nearly one in five Hispanic older adults lives in poverty compared to ~7% of non-Hispanic White older adults. Poverty, access to health services, and senior hunger are… Read more »

Alliance for Aging Research: Malnutrition Toolkit

February 7, 2017

Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk.  Malnutrition does not just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who do not have access to healthy food. Older adults are more likely to have chronic conditions that put them at risk for malnutrition. The Alliance for Aging Research Malnutrition Toolkit… Read more »

ASPEN Solution Center

February 7, 2017

The ASPEN Solution Center is designed to help individuals, consumers and caregivers, clinicians, and healthcare administrators with the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease-related malnutrition. We have the solutions to help you and your institution deliver optimal nutrition care. This page highlights ASPEN’s resources and tools for you to help yourself, your clients, and… Read more »