Evaluation of the nutritional status during stay in the subacute care nursing home.

M. V. Baldelli, R. Boiardi, P. Ferrari, E. Basile, C. Campari

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Abstract

Malnutrition represents an underestimated danger in the elderly population. It is found frequently and casually during admissions to our subacute care nursing homes (abbreviated from the Italian name: "Residenza Socio-Assistenziale" = RSA) when patients are treated for other types of disorders. During a period of 24 months, in our RSA, we found that 93% of patients were malnourished or at risk of malnourishment at admission. Specific interventions allowed us to substantially improve the nutritional status of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of gerontology and geriatrics. Supplement
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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