National Blueprint: Achieving Quality Malnutrition Care for Older Adults

Up to one out of every two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, yet there is a gap in the delivery of malnutrition care for older adults. The Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition has worked with other partners to release the National Blueprint: Achieving Quality Malnutrition Care for Older Adults, 2020 Update.

Older adult malnutrition persists as a growing crisis in America today and is exacerbated by global health pandemics that can intensify disparities and social isolation. The updated Blueprint outlines potential actions to improve health outcomes for older adults by addressing malnutrition care across the continuum of acute, post-acute, and community settings. The updated Blueprint also provides suggested strategies for policymakers, organizations, healthcare providers, patients and caregivers to address malnutrition.

To listen to Local and National Initiatives to Combat Older Adult Malnutrition, a webinar that discusses the updated Blueprint click here.