Q: Dear friends,
What are your most effective ways of correcting malnutrition in the elderly?
In earlier protocols parenteral and enteral nutritional supplementation was standard of care in some conditions. The organization was called ASPEN. I see so many unhealthy, wealthy here in Aspen, Colorado. Due to housing shortages for nurses, even the very wealthy cannot find access to good care.
The queen of Aspen is being shipped off to an abysmal Nursing home 40 miles away tomorrow if we do not find answer: home health, organic foods, fresh flowers, the view of the mountains from her all glass sanctuary is our goal. Government requirements dictate that she has stayed the "legal limit" in the hospital. Who has answers to this "geriatric Gestapo" system?
The abuse, deception and manipulation by the nursing home chains is criminal. And many children of my patients come to me and say, "I am canceling my parents care with you." Which translated means......I am ready for them to die so that I can inherit their millions. Families cannot always be trusted to make good healthcare decisions for aging parents. Any thoughts? I fear that these nursing homes are "cash cows" for the investors as a first priority.
Jan B. Hamilton, Ph.D., R.D., Certified Nutrition Specialist American College of Nutrition President and CEO of Nutritional Biomedicine Box 8458, Aspen, Co. 81612http://nutritionalbiomedicine.com