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Weight Management Planning for Older Adults: A Guide for Health Centers

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This issue brief outlines special considerations for appropriate diet and exercise plans for older adult patients. It reviews the benefits and risks of weight loss in this population, including its impact on muscle mass and medication dosage.

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, COVID-19.

Keywords: Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.