Nutrition for the Elderly Training Course
Malnutrition amongst the elderly is a significant health problem yet one that can easily be remedied. It’s a fact that the UK has an ageing population, yet to avoid this creating a burden on healthcare we should all aim to remain as healthy as possible throughout later life.
This Nutrition for the Elderly course provides an introduction to the dietary needs of the older generations so that the right diet choices can be made and malnutrition can be identified and acted on before it becomes a health concern for the person involved.
- Developed by a qualified dietician
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Nutrition for the Elderly Course?
This course is suitable for anyone who cares for people in later life, whether this is in a care home, healthcare setting or at home. There are no prerequisites to the course and the training is suitable for learners of all levels.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
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The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and includes an
assessment at the end:
- Nutrition in an Ageing Population – muscle mass and protein intake, mental health, food choices, nutritional recommendations and reasons for reduced nutritional intake.
- Nutritional Requirements – vitamin C, zinc, physical activity, bone health, vitamin D, fluids and dehydration.
- Malnutrition – reasons for malnutrition, people at risk, symptoms of malnutrition, when to see a GP, treatment and MUST.
- Fortifying Food – encouraging weight gain, diabetes, how to fortify foods, fortified drinks and adding vitamins to the diet.
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course, learners will:
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- Understand some of the reasons for poor nutrition amongst the ageing population.
- Have knowledge of the nutritional requirements of the older generation.
- Understand the causes, symptoms and treatment of malnutrition.
- Understand the importance of encouraging weight gain when older people are suffering from malnutrition.
- Know how to fortify some common foods to improve their nutritional and calorific content.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.
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