The National Institute of Health has released a study that details many of the positive effects that recurring in-home visits with a dietitian can have. Follow the link inside to read the study and learn more about what it means for you and your patients.
March 6, 2017
Study Objective: To assess the benefits of individualized nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian in geriatric patients’ homes after discharge from the hospital, in relation to risk of re-admissions, functional status, nutritional status, etc.
Conclusion: Yes – In-Home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on the functional and nutritional status of geriatric medical patients and reduce readmission rates. Read the full abstract here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23258932
Dietitians At Home is thrilled to have this scientific study to prove what we've already known: face-to-face appointments in the patients’ homes and then follow-up appointments are the best professional support that patients can receive to help them make the changes they need to control their diabetes and chronic kidney disease so they live a longer, healthier life.
Unfortunately, amputation rates are higher in people with diabetes. The good news, though, is that rates have decreased thanks to better foot care and the use of diabetic shoes.
Kelley Reeser, R.D. L.D.N. C.D.E.
December 6, 2017