Nutritional Needs in Older Adults

Malnutrition syndromes are being encountered with increased frequency in PA clinical practice across a wide range of medical specialties. This activity focuses specifically on the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Participants will learn how to assess macronutrient and micronutrient requirements.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:  

  • Perform a nutritional needs assessment for older adults
  • Calculate nutritional needs in older adults
  • Describe appropriate nutritional recommendations as well as treatments for macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies in older adults
  • Identify nutritional risk factors and recognize the clinical features of four common undernutrition syndromes in older adults