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Providing Basic Nutrition Education for the Older Adult. Selina Chan. Clinical Placement &Mentoring Experience . Laboure Center South Boston, MA Funded by Catholic Charities Clinical Experience Provided home care through visiting nursing services

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clinical placement mentoring experience
Clinical Placement &Mentoring Experience
  • Laboure Center
    • South Boston, MA
    • Funded by Catholic Charities
    • Clinical Experience
      • Provided home care through visiting nursing services
      • Worked alongside school nurse in local elementary school
  • Priscilla Greene, R.N., MSN
    • Director of Clinical Programs at Laboure Center in South Boston, Visiting Nursing Services and Adult Day Health
older adult population in south boston ma
Older Adult Population in South Boston, MA
  • Patient population seen during home care visits:
    • Homebound and/or requiring some sort of aid for mobility
    • Common diagnoses:
      • Diabetes, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure and Other Cardiac Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia
    • Poor disease management and lack of education
nutrition and the process of aging
Nutrition and the Process of Aging

Decreased bone mass, lean body mass and water content

Decreased metabolic rate

Increased total body fat and intra-abdominal fat stores

Change in senses (loss of vision, smell, and taste)

Decreased thirst perception

Reference

Wiggins, S., Swagerty, D.L., & McDonald, M. (2007). Malnutrition in Older Adults. Retrieved from http://www2.kumc.edu/coa/Education/ AMED900/Nutrition.htm.

barriers to healthy eating
Barriers to Healthy Eating

Disease Processes

Financial Constraints

Lack of Transportation

Decreased Mobility

Social Isolation/Depression

Medication Side Effects

Lack of Knowledge

nutrition teaching tool
Nutrition Teaching Tool
  • Basic Nutrition Information
    • Changes with the Process of Aging
    • General Information
      • Reading Labels
      • Portion Control
      • Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fats
    • Focus on Special Diet Considerations
      • Diabetes
      • Hypertension
      • Congestive Heart Failure
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