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 Malnutrition Toolkit

February 7, 2017

For the past 40 years, ASPEN has focused its strategic efforts on reducing the incidence of malnutrition in hospitalized patients. The following resources and tools have been made for you the, healthcare clinician, clinical nutrition managers, administrators, consumers, patients and caregivers. The A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Toolkit allows healthcare professionals to quickly access the latest articles, tools,… Read more »

The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit

February 8, 2017

God’s Love We Deliver recently partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School to publish The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to support the efforts of food and nutrition services (FNS) providers by providing practical guidance on how to identify and take advantage of opportunities… Read more »

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field

October 25, 2016

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) released a new field report on the status of Hispanic older adults in the United States. The report contains a literature review of the current data on the status of this population, feedback from targeted community forums, and results from a national survey conducted by NHCOA. The survey… Read more »

Final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

April 6, 2016

On January 7, 2016 – the federal government published its latest recommendations intended to shape people’s diets based on the latest research – The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2015-2020. The guidelines form the basis for all federal nutrition policies, including the National School Lunch Program, which serves thirty-one million children daily; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for… Read more »

Nutrition to Reduce Hospital Admissions for Older Adults

December 23, 2015

Over the past several years there has been continued focus on reducing the number of patients being readmitted to a hospital once they have been discharged. Many factors are involved, and both acute and post-acute providers are paying close attention to reducing their number of readmissions. This not only involves reviews and monitoring of internal… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

Toolkit: Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors

August 17, 2017

In this webinar, listeners will have the opportunity to learn from Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – why it’s different to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender identified individual. This interactive webinar explored the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

Op-Ed: Is Nutrition the First Step in Addressing Hospital Readmission?

April 15, 2015

Hospital readmissions among Medicare patients 65 years of age and older is an important issue impacting patients, families and hospitals. Hunger and the lack of proper nutrition among older adults contribute to increased hospital readmission rates, and poorer outcomes for patients ultimately placing undue burden on the health system. In order to create an incentive… Read more »

Hospitals Put Nutrition on the Front Burner

April 16, 2015

Hospitals and health systems around the nation are promoting healthy living by revamping their food offerings to set a better example for the communities they serve. Research shows that one-third of patients enter the hospital malnourished and, if left untreated, two-thirds of those will experience further decline. Half of malnourished inpatients go undiagnosed. Malnourished patients… Read more »

Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition

April 15, 2015

The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition was established in 2013 and is an interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to championing effective patient nutrition practices, represents over 100,000 dietitians, nurses, hospitalists and other physicians from all 50 states. The Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness about the positive impact proper nutrition has on patients’ medical outcomes and providing… Read more »

Preventing Chronic Disease

April 16, 2015

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The mission of PCD is to promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. The vision of PCD is… Read more »