Malnutrition: An Older Adult Crisis Infographic

The causes of malnutrition in older adults are a complex blend of physical, social, and psychological issues — from the loss of appetite due to depression to the inability to get to the store for groceries. Focusing on malnutrition in healthcare helps decrease healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions, support healthy aging and improve the quality of healthcare. This infographic shares 4 steps to improve older-adult malnutrition care. Join ASPEN and Defeat Malnutrition Today in supporting policies across the healthcare system to defeat older-adult malnutrition.