A Clinical Dietitian is a part of each IVH resident’s healthcare team. The Clinical Dietitian:
- Evaluates the resident’s nutritional status, taking into account any medical problems, age, laboratory work, physical capabilities, and personal health and nutrition goals.
- Develops and presents options for a plan to the resident and/or family to improve or maintain nutritional status.
- Educates the resident on how simple changes may lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Reassesses every 90 days. Progress is recognized. Goals are revised, if desired, for the next 3 months.
- Nutrition education is also available in support group settings such as Diabetes Support Group and the new Weight Management Support Group. Other educational opportunities are provided through displays in the cafeteria and monthly articles in the resident newspaper.
IVH has a staff of experienced long term care Clinical Dietitians who are actively involved in the overall healthcare of each resident.