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Recognizing malnutrition in the data with Amy Wootton, Director of Nutrition Management, MatrixCare

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, we sit down with Amy Wootton, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition Management at MatrixCare, to discuss the prevalence of malnutrition in older adults and how technology can help facilities to identify malnutrition in the data and take quick and appropriate action to combat it. Amy describes the challenges related to malnutrition and the importance of pairing a malnutrition screening tool with observation and assessment information when preventing and treating residents.

Topics discussed during today’s episode:

  1. [01:09 – 02:09]: Amy dives into her backstory and her journey into nutrition management and post-acute care.
  2. [02:24 – 03:10]: Concern surrounding malnutrition, specifically in older adults.
  3. [03:17 – 04:16]: Malnutrition related challenges.
  4. [04:26 – 07:15]: Benefits of a malnutrition screening tool (MST) and the importance of observation and assessment information.
  5. [07:33 – 09:25]: A description of the frontline and how providers can benefit from a malnutrition screening tool under PDPM.
  6. [09:46 – 12:27]: Other tools that support care planning for malnourished individuals.

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