Elder Adult Nutrition Assessment Paper– Nursing 352
Many chronic conditions and illnesses occur in the elderly. In the older adult, nutritional problems can result from changes in function, energy level, mood, and can have a direct impact on intake and absorption. Many conditions or illnesses require drug therapy, which may affect nutrition. For this assignment, you will interview a community or family member greater than 65 years old (using the health history and MNA). Identify if
they have any specific or potential nutritional needs. Consider the pandemic that is ensuing and how the COVID-19 will affect their nutritional status. Be sure to explain to the participant that the purpose of this assignment is an academic exercise.
Any personal identifiers are prohibited, and the client shall remain anonymous. If you do not have access to an older adult, please contact your clinical instructor so that an older adult will be assigned to you. The Client Health History is your worksheet and not required to be turned in. However, the completed MNA is required to be turned in along with your
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