A well-balanced diet is crucial for health at any age, but for seniors it takes on even greater importance. According to the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging, 1 in 4 older Americans has poor nutrition, leading to weight issues, muscle weakness, and increased vulnerability to disease. Additionally, seniors can often find it challenging to follow a nutrient-rich diet, due in part to changes in appetite, social isolation, and inconsistent access to healthy food.
Join DispatchHealth’s Advanced Care Regional Nursing Director Michelle Marti, MSN, BSN, RN, as she shares essential strategies for assessing nutritional status in older adults and promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.
In this webinar, learn more about how to:
- Determine nutritional status
- Incorporate food and movement into patent recovery
- Engage older adults in healthy eating habits
- Identify social determinants of health and coordinate support and resources
Also includes a Town Hall and a Q&A w/ Business Development Manager, Kayla Stone, LPN.
MICHELLE MARTI, MSN, BSN, RN:
DispatchHealth Advanced Care Regional Nursing Director
Michelle is a registered nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience in variety of roles and specialties. In her role as Regional Nursing Director for Advanced Care, she collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality, safe, and effective hospital level patient care to people in their homes. The Advanced Care Team provides care with consideration to the aspects of a person and their environment that may impact their health, well-being, and quality of life.
DispatchHealth helps reduce avoidable ER visits, a hospital admission or a skilled nursing facility stay by delivering high-acuity and cost-effective medical care to patients in their homes. DispatchHealth provides patient-centered care with an integrated delivery model and works in conjunction with health systems, payers, employers, senior living, provider groups and Emergency Medical Services. DispatchHealth’s current service lines include EMS (911 alternative), Acute Care (ER alternative), Bridge Care (readmission alternative), Advanced Care (hospital alternative), Extended Care (nursing facility alternative) and Clinic Without Walls (telehealth alternative).
Patients can also contact DispatchHealth directly via phone, app or website. DispatchHealth is partnered with most major insurance companies.