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Transitioning to home and tube feeding self-management can be challenging as 4 in 5 homecare patients do not receive skilled nursing services.1 Patient resources provide practical support to facilitate safer, reliable and more successful home enteral nutrition.

These tools below may help:

  • Facilitate more confident self-management of home tube feedings
  • Provide staff resources to support tube fed patients
  • Troubleshoot tube feeding problems
  • Increase tube feeding compliance to optimize outcomes

We invite providers to offer these resources to patients and caregivers via Web sites or to download and distribute hard copies.

Validating Screening Tools

MNA® (Mini Nutritional Assessment) Tool

  • The most widely used and validated screening tool for identifying nutrition risk in individuals 65 years and older
  • Validated by more than 100 published studies worldwide



Self MNA® (Mini Nutritional Assessment) Tool

  • Helps to measure swallowing difficulties
  • For use by Healthcare Professionals



The EAT-10 Swallowing Screening Tool

  • Helps to measure swallowing difficulties
  • For use by healthcare practitioners

Patient Training

Ask a Dietitian Program

To support patients’ transition from hospital to home, Nestlé Registered Dietitians are available to provide information regarding the appropriate use of Nestlé enteral products including:

  • product features and benefits
  • product nutrient content and ingredients
  • product administration and troubleshooting
  • product packaging and storage   

 

Call 1-800-706-0554 for product questions or to schedule an appointment with a Nestlé Registered Dietitian. Our dietitians are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST to talk with homecare providers, patients, and caregivers.

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1. Thompson L. Long-term care: support for family caregivers. Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project. Issue Brief March 2004.