Malnutrition Resources Toolkit
This toolkit was developed by West Health and the University of North Carolina to support ED staff in screening senior patients for food insecurity. Food insecurity is a key risk factor for malnutrition, a serious concern for older adults. The ED provides a unique opportunity to intervene with an extremely vulnerable segment of our older adult population. Screening patients is a chance to effect real change in the lives of patients. For some patients, this might be the only or best opportunity to be connected with lifechanging resources.