Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity plague older adults in the US. Enhanced eating habits have been linked to the delayed onset of dialysis, improved blood sugar levels, and improved quality of life. If the benefits are so great why doesn’t everyone maintain a nutritious lifestyle?
There are as many triggers to eating, as there are people. Individualizing the nutrition plan is essential for success. Our Registered Dietitians take time to listen to each person and develop a nutrition program that is unique to you.
Medicare Part B Nutrition Therapy Provider
Medicare Part B covers nutrition therapy for individuals with Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 & 4.
Diabetes affects 27% of the US population over that age of 65, is the leading cause of kidney failure, and is the 7th leading cause of death although the CDC suggest this number is low. HealthyPeople.gov provides a comprehensive review.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 15% of the US population and of those 42% are over the age of 65. Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus and hypertension increase the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. HealthyPeople.gov provides a comprehensive review.
A healthy meal plan and exercise are an excellent prescription for reducing the complications associated with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. LRA can work with you in individualizing a healthful lifestyle regime targeted at reducing your risks for complications associated with diabetes.
- Initial Assessment – 60 minutes
- Follow-up Visit – 30 minutes
Up to 4 follow-up visits a year are covered by Medicare Part B
Registered Dietitian Services at No Cost to the Facility
Nutrition care for elders living in senior living housing such as assisted living, supportive living, and independent living centers are eligible for Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease (pre-dialysis) by a registered dietitian through Medicare Part B. Stop paying for nutrition care by the RD when Medicare Part B will pay for qualifying seniors. Contact us to learn how LRA can offer the value added benefit of Nutrition Care at your long-term care community.