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What Role Does a Consultant Dietitian Play In a Long-Term Care Facility?

Older adults living in residential care facilities are among the weakest and can require 24 hour skilled nursing care. These high risk residents also require ongoing services by a Consultant Dietitian which can include: nutrition screening, assessment, monitoring, and medical nutrition therapy care. The average length of stay for a nursing home resident is nearly 835 days. Older adults with poor nutrition status can negatively impact health outcomes and affect the residents’ quality of life. Learn more about what is a Registered Dietitian? What Role Does a Consultant Dietitian Play in Long-Term Care Common nutrition risk factors in the Long-term care environment are malnutrition and dehydra

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