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Aging and Care: Geriatric Nutrition

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10 CPD hours / points
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[Updated 2024 (CPD QS)]

Embark on a nourishing journey with 'Aging and Care: Geriatric Nutrition'. Unveil the secrets of aging gracefully through tailored nutrition, blending science with compassion. Transform how we care for the elderly, one meal at a time, fostering health and happiness in their golden years.

"Discover the art of geriatric nutrition with 'Aging and Care: Geriatric Nutrition', a course that blends nutritional science with the unique needs of the elderly. Explore topics such as basic nutritional requirements, strategies for nutritional assessment, addressing malnutrition, and promoting healthy aging through diet. Learn about the special dietary needs of older adults, including food safety and medication interactions.

This course is essential for anyone committed to enhancing the well-being of the elderly through informed nutritional choices. Join us and play a vital role in improving the quality of life for our aging population.

Enroll now to start making a difference."

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the unique nutritional needs of older adults.
  • Conduct effective nutritional assessments and develop dietary strategies.
  • Recognize and address malnutrition in the elderly.
  • Implement dietary plans that promote healthy aging.
  • Understand the interaction between food, safety, and medication in geriatric nutrition.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards


1h 44m

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The 'Aging and Care: Geriatric Nutrition' course offers a comprehensive look into the crucial role of nutrition in the aging process. This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how dietary needs evolve with age, the challenges of malnutrition, and the importance of a balanced diet for older adults. You'll learn practical approaches to assessing and addressing nutritional needs, ensuring the elderly receive the care and nourishment they deserve. This course is a must for anyone passionate about enhancing the quality of life for the aging population through effective nutritional care.

Who is this course for?

  • Healthcare professionals working with elderly patients.
  • Caregivers and family members of older adults.
  • Nutritionists and dietitians specializing in geriatric care.
  • Nurses and geriatric nursing assistants.
  • Social workers and aged care workers.


This course has no set requirements for learning. All you need is a smart device, a reliable internet connection, and a basic command of English and you're good to go!

Career path

  • Geriatric Nurse (£25,000 - £35,000)
  • Clinical Dietitian (£30,000 - £45,000)
  • Aged Care Worker (£20,000 - £30,000)
  • Social Worker in Geriatric Care (£28,000 - £40,000)
  • Nutritionist Specializing in Geriatric Care (£27,000 - £39,000)

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