Study Case of Elderly Nutrition Status for Improvement Long Term Care Program’s Planning in Nursing Home, Salatiga

Abstract

In Indonesia, the number of older persons significantly increases every year. In 2017, there are an estimated 22.66 million older persons and will continually grow to 49.19 million in 2025. Government and society need to help older people regarding their vulnerability on experience chronic conditions, functional degradations and limitation to do daily activity. Government resolves it with providing an institution-based program for elderly through Panti Wreda [nursing home]. Panti Wreda aims to assist the older persons living in the personal, family, and community level. Food management is one arrangement from Panti Wreda that is needed to notice because it can have an effect on older’s health improvement, especially for their nutrition status. The aim of this study is to explore an older’s people food management in Salib Putih Independent Nursing Home (SPINH), Salatiga for elderly long-term care improvement program. The study used Mini Nutrition Assessment Questionnaire to discovered elderly nutrition status in Panti Wreda, 24 hours recall observed nutrition intake, calculated Basal Metabolism Rate by FAO/WHO/UNU method, and observation. The results showed one resident has malnutrition on risk and other residents have a low deficit for protein intake. It occurred from limitation protein sources among residents. Food management was good enough but not meet appropriation standard for food allocation. Recommendations for Panti Wreda is Panti Wreda needs to have specific diet guideline for residents based on their needs and knowledge enhancement among caregivers to improve nutrition needs awareness by positive deviance approach.



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Theresia Sanubari, Christian Satya Wacana University, Indonesia
Rehuel Christian, Christian Satya Wacana University, Indonesia
Kristiawan Nugroho, Christian Satya Wacana University, Indonesia

Paper Information
Conference: AGen2019
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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