Generations at Elmwood Park is able to provide parenteral nutrition to ensure that residents can receive proper nutritional support.
What is Parenteral Nutrition Care?
Parenteral Nutrition, a type of IV therapy, provides complete nutritional support for those who cannot consume or absorb sufficient nutrients through regular food intake. This allows patients who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished to receive enough nutrients to maintain health. Vitamins, electrolytes, trace elements, and minerals are also provided to patients receiving parenteral nutrition. Nutrition is provided via a pump through a central venous catheter, PICC line or port.
Who Should Participate in Parenteral Nutrition Care?
If you have an impaired gastrointestinal tract or a disorder requiring complete bowel rest, then parenteral nutrition may be recommended or advised by the physician.
Why Choose Generations at Elmwood Park for Parenteral Nutrition Care?
Generations at Elmwood Park is equipped to provide total parenteral nutrition as well as coordinate services between nursing staff, dieticians, pharmacists, and physicians to achieve optimal nutritional outcomes. We are patient-focused, and work with our patients and their physicians individually to upgrade and improve diets to increase satisfaction and quality of life.
Our program includes:
- Individualized nutritional therapies
- PICC line/central line management
- Dietary counseling
- Education in disease management
- Self-care instructions
Our Interdisciplinary Team
At Generations at Elmwood Park, our clinical care staff works with a team of experienced health care professionals including:
- Nurse Practitioners
The interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.