Preventing Malnutrition in Long-term Care
Date of Award
Capstone (Post-Professional OTD)
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- This presentation explores the issue of malnutrition among residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities, discusses the importance of educating LTC leadership and staff about the far-reaching effects of this problem, and clarifies how occupational therapy can facilitate cultural and program changes in LTC facilities.
- Such changes have been shown to improve residents’ dining experiences, decrease risks of malnutrition and secondary health complications, increase staff morale and retention, and benefit the financial health of the organization.
Bair, Elizabeth C., "Preventing Malnutrition in Long-term Care" (2014). Post-Professional OTD Capstones. 3.