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Good nutrition after a hospital stay is crucial for seniors

According to the Senate’s 2011 Older Americans Act report, “Senior Hunger: The Human Toll and Budget Consequences,” people between the ages of 60 and 69 have the highest risk of hunger among older adults in America. The report also found that about 6 percent of all older adults in America today are not sure they will always have enough to eat.

Another report, “Impact of Nutritional Status on Hospitalization Outcomes of Patients and Elders,” points out that as many as 53 percent of older adults admitted to a hospital are undernourished.