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Proposed CMS Global Malnutrition Composite Score measure could improve malnutrition care

"As the number of older adults in the US continues to grow, it is imperative to promote public health policies that help keep them healthy and active. Establishing quality measures to help evaluate malnutrition care can be an effective tool because healthy nutrition is vital for healthy aging."

Medicare offers new path to help battle food insecurity in older adults

"Many U.S. office-based physicians and clinicians will find it easier to be reimbursed for efforts to identify and treat food insecurity or nutrition risks under a new merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) recently approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022 reporting. The new improvement activity will support health equity and benefit active aging. "

New advocacy toolkit spotlights malnutrition in older adults

"A new toolkit has been created to help advocates promote policies that address the growing crisis of malnutrition among older adults. Advocacy at its best can help improve individual and community health, reduce health disparities and protect and promote the human rights of older adults, which is one of the nine principles of active aging identified by the International Council on Active Aging."

Revitalize staff with resources focused on compassion and interprofessional collaboration

"Staff who are trained and committed to meet the needs, capabilities, expectations, dreams and desires of older adults are at the core of one of the nine principles of active aging identified by the International Council on Active Aging. After nearly two years of pandemic stress, staff members need attention and support. The Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (ANHI) offers new resources to help revitalize staff by strengthening compassion and encouraging interprofessional collaboration."

Supporting wellness with a nutrition-focused quality improvement program

"Improving quality of life for older adults within the seven dimensions of wellness is an important focus of the International Council on Active Aging. Nutrition plays a key role in several of those dimensions, particularly physical health."

Nutrition is a human right and important for healthy aging

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Taming the elephant in the room

"Now what? I’m sure many of us have spoken these two words frequently over the course of the pandemic, whether in response to the inconsistent messaging around COVID-19, mask use, physical distancing and sanitation practices, vaccine safety and effectiveness, or steps to close/open the economy. Knowledge has evolved along with the pandemic. Many times, though, uncertainty has left us with more questions than answers, giving rise to a wave of anxiety throughout the world. So, it should be no surprise that in organizations where employees have worked from home, we face a significant amount of “reentry anxiety” if we ask them to reenter the workplace."

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month: A time for increased understanding and nutrition action

Active Aging Leading, connecting and defining the active aging industry since 2001. ICAA provides world class information, education, resources and tools to help health and wellness professionals be more successful with their clients age 50 plus

Older Americans Month: A time to tackle food insecurity

"Communities of Strength is this year’s theme for Older Americans Month. There are many ways to build community strength. Tackling the growing food insecurity among older adults is foundational to achieving active aging and wellness. "

A comprehensive federal agenda for older adult nutrition can help support active aging

"With National Nutrition Month concluding in March, now is a good time to focus on nutrition overall and the challenges older adults can face to access nutritious food. Active aging is very difficult to achieve without proper nutrition; malnutrition can lead to a higher risk of falls and to loss of muscle mass (also known as sarcopenia), a big concern for the aging population."

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