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Caregivers’ Guide to nutrition: A comprehensive guide for individuals caring for older adults. Presents. The HPPAE Cohort of 2013:. Introducing: Caitlin Butters Erin Kulishek Courtney Ortz Lauren Polito Elizabeth Zimmerman-Clayton. Why Nutrition and Caregiving ?.

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Caregivers guide to nutrition a comprehensive guide for individuals caring for older adults

Caregivers’ Guide to nutrition: A comprehensive guide for individuals caring for older adults

Presents

The HPPAE Cohort of 2013:


Introducing caitlin butters erin kulishek courtney ortz lauren polito elizabeth zimmerman clayton
Introducing:Caitlin ButtersErin KulishekCourtney OrtzLauren PolitoElizabeth Zimmerman-Clayton


Why nutrition and caregiving
Why Nutrition and Caregiving?


Why is it Important?


5% of elderly live in long-term care facilities.

Most receive care by informal supports.

Perceived knowledge is greater than actual knowledge.

Malnutrition is twice as likely to occur with homebound older adults.



Top chronic conditions listed
Top chronic conditions listed

  • Alzheimer’s Disease /Dementia

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Diabetes

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Arthritis



What do caregivers need to know more about in regards to older adult nutrition
What do caregivers need to know more about in regards to older adult nutrition?

  • Top Responses:

    • Meal planning

    • Creating interest in eating

    • Community resources

    • Healthy/organic eating


How have you obtained information older adult nutrition? regardingthe nutritional needs for the person you provide care for in the past?

Top Responses

  • Internet

  • Reading

  • Professional/professional organization


Implications for site
Implications for older adult nutrition? site

  • Past researchsuggests that caregivers found many resources to be “too detailed”

  • We have taken this into consideration and made every attempt to create site that is user friendly and easy to navigate

  • Past research has focused on physical health and nutrition


Caregivers guide to nutrition
Caregivers’ Guide To Nutrition older adult nutrition?


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