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Is Your Member At Risk For Food Insecurity?

Posted by John Siegel on Apr 1, 2021 11:10:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management, Food Security, Malnutrition, Case Manager

Nutrition Can Help To Reduce Fall Risk

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Feb 18, 2021 11:05:00 AM

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The right nutrition can help to reduce this risk. As we age, our bodies react differently, and a fall can be life-threatening.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention

Malnutrition and COVID-19: What You Need To Know

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Nov 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As countries worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults remain disproportionately affected. Not only are they at an increased risk of infection, but they're also at a higher risk of malnutrition -- especially those 85 years and older. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Older Adults

Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 5-9

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Oct 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for older adults. And, it affects those from all ethnic communities. Although adults 85 years and older are at a greater risk, malnutrition can affect people of all ages.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition

Fall Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 21- 25

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Sep 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated this week to raising awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention

Celebrating Father's Day -- From A Distance!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Older Adults

Helping Patients Heal At Home!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and healthcare systems are addressing the Social Determinants of Health for their patients throughout the continuum of care. Studies show that social, economic, and environmental factors are contributing factors to patient health.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Managing At-Risk Patients, aging in place, Social Determinants of Health

Keep Older Adults Nourished With Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 6, 2020 11:21:00 AM

We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Senior Nutrition

Let Us Take Nutrition Care Off Your Plate!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jul 12, 2017 11:02:45 AM

We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Senior Nutrition

Want a Faster Recovery? Ask for Help!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 22, 2017 11:53:54 AM

According to Kaiser Health News, 28 percent of patients (many being older adults) who are offered home health care services when they are discharged from the hospital, refuse the services available, which could lead to delayed recoveries, and reduced independence. Studies indicate that those who refuse post-discharge services may have higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Aging Well

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