A tool for screening nutritional and oral health of elderly residents in long-term care facilities

Judith Gilbride, Rima Sehl

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Abstract

Nutritional and dental services are two components of the total medical care in nursing homes. Appropriate nutritional and dental care affect the level of functioning and quality of life for older people who reside in nursing homes. Coordination between the dietitian and the dentist may help to identify, solve, and even prevent nutritional as well as dental problems. A screening tool, such as the one presented in this paper, can identify those residents at high risk for nutritional deficiencies caused by poor oral health status. Screening identifies the level of risk and which residents should be further investigated by the dietitian, the dentist, or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-21
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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A tool for screening nutritional and oral health of elderly residents in long-term care facilities. / Gilbride, Judith; Sehl, Rima.

In: Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1988, p. 9-21.

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