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The role of nutrition & hydration in fall prevention

On demand
September 18, 2023 11:00 AM
Fall risks can be greatly reduced by a strong nutrition and hydration program. Unfortunately, poor intakes of food and fluids can lead to reduced rehabilitation results, such as compromised muscle recovery and weakness, which increases fall risks. Weight loss in the elderly is a precursor of falls and many other negative outcomes, such as infection and skin breakdown. Learn how quality food and a strong dining and hydration program can reduce fall risks and improve quality of life for our residents, while reducing survey risks and avoidable weight loss.
Learning outcomes
The participant will be able to identify malnutrition and dehydration as significant fall risk factors
The participant will be able to identify techniques to identify signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration during the admission and residency using validated tools and screens
The participant will be able to develop a plan of care to prevent weight loss, dehydration as fall risk reduction techniques
Meet our Expert
Janet McKee
Nutrition expert

Janet McKee is a nationally recognized Registered/Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and nutrition expert. Ms. McKee is the president and owner of Nutritious Lifestyles. Nutritious Lifestyles is a group of Registered Dietitians, RDNs, LDNs, Diet Technicians (NDTRs), Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs) and Chefs who provide nutrition assessment, care and foodservice consulting in 28 states, that partner with clients to provide positive clinical and survey outcomes, budget control and improved food quality, as well as increased resident satisfaction levels.