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