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Nutrition Care of the Older Adult

Nutrition Care of the Older Adult

Published by the Academy and updated with the latest scientific and evidence-based guidelines this guide is appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Excellent resource for working with patients in the community, in public health, hospital, and long-term care settings. Covers the unique chronic diseases, physiological changes, and nutritional needs of this aging population. The book offers 5 CPE hours from AND on top of the hours we offer.


As a RD for an assisted living facility, this self-study course was exceptional! Thank you! – 3/2/22 

The book was very thorough! Part II was my favorite with excellent information regarding consequences of aging and various disease states. - PA 8/2020

Excellent, informative, all-encompassing text. Not only I, but my patients, will benefit from the updated knowledge I obtained. The test was Not ‘a piece of cake,’ the filling out of which further enhanced my learning and likely retention. - Mark 2020

It gives me real time answers to questions I encounter. Great experience. - DD 2021

The sample screening and assessment forms and tables are helpful resources. - KG 2/2021

Kathleen Neidert, PhD, RDN, CSG, LD, FADA and members of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG
Course Expiration Date: Jun-13-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 2.3.1, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 10.2.1, 10.2.4
Product Name

Book Only (1470)

Regular price $62.00 $62.00

20 CE Online Test Only (W3031)

Regular price $133.00

32.25 CE Online Test Only (W3032)

Regular price $203.00

20 CE Book & Online Test (W3033)

Regular price $190.00

32.25 CE Book & Online Test (W3034)

Regular price $260.00

Book Details

Author Kathleen Neidert, PhD, RDN, CSG, LD, FADA and members of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG
Year Published 2016
Edition 3rd Edition
Publisher Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISBN 9780880914888
Format Paperback
Page Count 400
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 20 CE Online Test Only: 177135
  • 32.25 CE Online Test Only: 177134
  • 20 CE Book & Online Test: 177135
  • 32.25 CE Book & Online Test: 177134

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

Upon completion of this course, the user will be able to:

1. Identify two nutrients that are not absorbed well in the aging gut and a solution for each to avoid deficiencies.

2. Explain three reasons a person’s appetite may suffer as they grow older.

3. Critically assess an older patient’s nutritional status and how aging has compromised their health.

4. Identify four diseases commonly seen in the elderly that interfere with maintaining good nutrition.

5. Discuss three feeding issues commonly seen in residential or nursing home settings and identify a solution for each.

6. Assess a dialysis patient’s fluid needs when urine output is great reduced.

7. Explain three interventions for an elderly person who is losing weight and becoming malnourished.

8. Calculate an older person’s ideal body weight and determine their protein and calorie needs to maintain, lose, or gain weight.

9. Calculate the fluid needs of an older person in three settings: free living, bedridden, and with renal problems.

10. Discuss how a deficiency of each of the following nutrients interferes with an older person’s enjoyment of food or quality of life: vitamin B12, zinc, copper, and sodium.

11. Document and plan care for individuals based upon the Nutrition Care Plan and federal and local regulations.

12. Define and discuss dysphagia and give three strategies to reduce the its incidence.

13. Calculate the protein and calorie needs of an older person with cancer cachexia.

14. Identify the treatment goals for an older adult with diabetes for the following: blood pressure range, fasting glucose, and A1c.

15. Discuss three drugs commonly given to older adults that may cause adverse effects.

16. Identify the oral intervention that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions by over 40 percent.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

This book is popular with dietitians! We like to base our courses on top books, written by expert dietitians that cover topics well.

About the Author

Kathleen Neidert, PhD, RDN, CSG, LD, FADA and members of the Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG