Nutrition in Senior Care

Course # 0141

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review nutrition, weight loss, and dietary recommendations to improve nutritional status.

Description

This 1 hour continuing education course reviews many important areas of nutrition in senior such as causes of weight loss and dietary recommendations to improve nutritional status. The course provides information on nutritional problems in senior care, the basics of a nutritional assessment and how to improve nutrition for residents in senior care.

Learning Objectives

  1. 1. List common nutritional problems experienced by seniors
  2. 2. Review causes of weight loss in senior living communities
  3. 3. Understand the basics of a nutritional assessment
  4. 4. List dietary recommendations to improve nutritional status

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Administrators Nurses

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