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Person-centered Care

  • In-Service Kit:

    In-Service Kit: "Our Aging Appetite"

    This ready-to-teach in-service package includes all the pieces needed to teach a 25-minute in-service.

    Our Aging Appetite
    What we eat is key in maintaining our health, and our needs change as we age. Sometimes it is difficult for the elderly to receive proper nutrition; incontinence, for example, may lead an elder to consume fewer fluids and become dehydrated. It is important to know what food groups and vitamins an elder needs, and to understand how medications and factors of aging can affect taste and the ability to absorb nutrients. Caregivers will learn the following topics:

    • Common dietary concerns for the elderly
    • Why changes in appetite occur and how to aid an elder who experiences them
    • Chronic diseases and how lifestyle choices, such as diet, can impact them
    • Foods to delay or inhibit dementia and supporting dementia residents at mealtime
    • Healthful foods and what they do

    This in-service is a downloadable zip file and includes:

    • Access to watch recorded video (internet access required)
    • Presentation slides and script (Microsoft PowerPoint File)
    • Presentation handout as slides and notes (PDF)
    • 4-page summary of presentation (PDF)
    • 4 tests with 5 questions each and answer key (PDF)
    • Follow-up (PDF)