Many older patients have a poor appetite while in the hospital, which puts them at risk for malnutrition, weight loss and dehydration. The GENESIS program has developed guidelines to help patients meet their nutritional needs and avoid the problems caused by poor nutrition.
Common problems caused by poor nutrition:
The GENESIS Program offers the following guidelines to promote good nutrition:
For more information about the GENESIS program, please call Martha Watson, RN, geriatric clinical nurse specialist, at 401-793-3162.