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Diets in Long-Term Care: Advanced

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify common diets used in the long-term care setting.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3) reasons for initiating a therapeutic diet in the long-term care setting.
  2. Apply two (2) diet modifications to a scenario.
  3. Choose four (4) types of texture modified diets

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about diets in the long-term care setting by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, RN, MS

Ms. Platt has recently retired from a Staff Development Coordinator position in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona. She worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska. Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. She also worked many years in both staff and charge nurse positions in an Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut. Ms. Platt obtained a diploma in nursing for Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Diets in Long-Term Care: Advanced


There are many reasons that an individual living in a long-term care facility will need a special diet (called a Therapeutic Diet or Modified Diet). This educational activity provides an overview of specialty diets found in this setting.

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