Nutrition Care of the Older Adult: A Handbook for Nutrition Throughout the Continuum of Care, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISBN: 978-0-88091-488-8 Copyright 2016
400 Pages. Paperback (8.5 × 11 inches)
Authors/Editors: Dietetics in Health Care Communities Dietetic Practice Group; Kathleen C. Niedert, RD, CSG, LD, FADA, Editor-in-Chief; Marla P. Carlson, Editor
Why ASPEN’s Publication Review committee recommends this book:
This edition is a collaboration of more than 20 authors and reviewers to provide updated, evidence-based guidance on the nutrition care of older adults. It conveys information in a straight-forward style, useful for nutrition support practitioners who care for aging adults residing independently at home as well as for those in assisted living and nursing facilities. Although designed as a practical handbook, the contents are comprehensive, and include easy to use reference tables, figures, decision trees and flow diagrams.
Why The Academy recommends this book:
In the forward, past president of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dr. Evelyn F. Crayton, RDN, LDN, FAND commented, “The number of adults aged 65 and up will nearly double to roughly 84 million by 2050….it is easy to see why care for the aging adult population should be at the forefront of our minds.”
This reference text covers special considerations for the aging population, strategies for implementing the Nutrition Care Process; understanding and developing systems to implement quality assurance and performance improvement; regulatory compliance in health care settings, and addresses changes in Medicare and health-care reform resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). An important new section addresses emergency preparedness, providing considerations for practitioners who develop plans to maintain care during an emergency or disaster.
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About the Editors
Editor-in-Chief: Kathleen C. Niedert, PhD, MBA, RD, CSG, LD, FADA, NHA. Dr. Niedert has more than 35 years-experience as a registered dietitian in food service and senior living facilities and is a licensed nursing home administrator. In 2012, Dr. Niedert received the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award – the highest honor that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics confers upon a member. Among other accomplishments, she helped initiate the certification for the Practice of Certified Specialists in Gerontological Nutrition, served as chair of the Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities practice group, and served as The Academy’s representative to the Joint Commission’s Professional Technical Advisory Committee in Long Term Care.
Editor: Marla P. Carlson, BS. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Carlson has served as the Executive Director of Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC), a dietetic practice group of The Academy. She is a co-author of the 2011 American Dietetic Association: Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Extended Care Settings.