Hospital Discharge Planner

You, the Hospital Discharge Planner, are responsible for assessing the patient’s transition of care needs and for developing a discharge care plan that promotes effective continuation of care to support long-term health. Inclusion of nutrition-related components in the discharge plan is essential for those patients identified as at-risk for malnutrition or malnourished.

Social Worker

As the _____________ for your agency, you uniquely provide a person-centered approach to helping seniors remain safely in their home and have an impact on healthcare costs. You can use the action steps listed below to identify and address malnutrition.

Nutrition Program Manager

You, the Nutrition Program Manager, are responsible for overseeing senior nutrition program services throughout your jurisdiction, including group dining meal sites, home delivered meals, nutrition education and nutrition counseling. Review these action steps to help identify and treat malnutrition in your community organization.