Dietitians’ hours have been cut #HelloAnyBodyThere
As a dietitian I provide medical nutrition therapy to seniors and clients with reduced mobility. In recent years, I have seen more clients sent home from hospitals and rehabilitation centers with heavier needs such as tube feedings and end of life care. Timely access to a dietitian is critical in order to prevent and manage malnutrition and other nutrition-related conditions. Delays in access to nutrition care can compromise the client’s health status and quality of life, and may even lead to hospitalization. The number of referrals we receive has exponentially increased, but dietitians’ hours have been cut. Hello anybody there?