dehydration in the elderly

Symptoms of Dehydration in the Elderly: Causes, Treatment, and More

Updated 7/19/2021 Dehydration is widely prevalent among older adults. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 most frequent diagnoses reported for hospitalizations in people aged 65 years or older (1). Dehydration often leads to poor health and medical outcomes, increased hospitalization, and even premature death. Therefore, it’s important that caretakers and medical professionals know …

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consultant dietitian benefits

6 Proven Ways a Consultant Dietitian Can Benefit Your Nursing Home

Updated July 5, 2021 A consultant dietitian is an essential part of the long-term care interdisciplinary team. Due to the important role dietitians have in providing optimal nutrition care for your residents, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require that facilities receive frequently scheduled consultations from a qualified dietitian (1). However, employing a …

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dietitian vs. nutritionist

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist: What’s the Difference?

Updated June 14, 2021 Many people erroneously use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionists” as synonyms. While these professions share many similarities, they also share many differences. The differences between these professions determine what they legally can and can’t do and where they can work. This article explains the key differences between a dietitian and nutritionist. …

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