Registered Dietitians: An Amenity for Facilities
Registered Dietitians (RDs) have become a staple in long-term care facilities. Their knowledge and experience are used not only to convey instructions between a doctor and a resident’s facility care team, but their expertise can help promote added nutrition to long-term health.
In most cases, an RD is required in long-term care facilities. However, all care communities, like independent and assisted living facilities, can benefit from taping into an RDs knowledge and experience as an amenity to residents. An RD can have a unique combination of wellness, acute care, long-term care, and management expertise, which would be a valuable asset to any team. Registered Dietitians can develop lunch-and-learn workshops to teach residents how to incorporate nutrients into their daily diet, guided cooking demonstrations, and even one-on-one consultations.
We asked three Registered Dietitians about their experience serving independent and assisted living communities, the unique advantages they bring to the role, and what facility leaders should know about adding RDs to their offerings.
Use the tabs on the left to discover the different perspectives and benefits of having a Registered Dietitian in an assisted living community.
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