Dietician / Nutritionist Services
Dependable Home Care can supply nutritionist dieticians that will assess nutritional needs, plan nutritional programs to promote health and control disease, and providing nutrition counseling.
In additions to planning nutrition programs, our provided dietitians nutritionists can supervise meal preparation by the provided home health aide or homemaker. Nutritional programs prevent and treat illnesses by modifying diet and promoting healthy eating habits. It is common for a dietitians to teach a patient with high blood pressure how to reduce dietary salt when preparing meals, or create a diet reduced in fat and sugar for an overweight patient. Dieticians promote sound eating habits through patient instruction.
Dieticians will confer with doctors and other healthcare professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs, and evaluate and report the results. Dietitians may be involved in managing the weight of overweight patients or in the care of diabetic, renal, geriatric, or critically ill patients.
As part of Dependable Home Health Care programs dietician nutritionists
- Provide instruction on grocery shopping and food preparation
- Evaluate individual needs, develop nutritional care plans, and instruct individuals and their families on nutritional practices designed to prevent disease and promote health.
- Advise on diet-related concerns such as weight loss and cholesterol reduction.
- Providing expertise in sanitation, safety procedures, menu development, budgeting, and planning.
Certified Dietetics and Nutritionists are well versed in:
- Principles of nutrition in health and disease
- Human nutrition needs throughout the life span
- Assessment and evaluation of the nutritional status of individuals
- Nutrient composition of food
- Det planning, purchasing, preparation, and sanitation
- Diet modification
- Counseling, education, and communication
- Interpretation of nutrition information
- Human biological sciences, including principles of biochemistry and physiology
- Social, behavioral and cultural aspects of diet
New York State provides certification of dietician nutritionists by the New York Board of Regents and limits the use of occupational titles to people who meet their requirements; individuals without certification can still practice as a dietitian or nutritionist but without using certain titles.