# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781492023

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain common therapeutic diets.

Definition

Explanation should include
  • special diets based on client care plans (e.g., liquid, soft, low-calorie, high-calorie, bland, diabetic)
  • nutritional supplements such as Ensure®, Glucerna®, and Sustical®
  • documentation of calorie counts and food intake studies
  • ways to plan nutritious, therapeutic-diet menus in accordance with a client’s budget, culture, and care plan.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why should a home health aide understand common therapeutic diets?
  • When the client care plan specifies a special therapeutic diet (e.g., liquid, soft, low-calorie, high-calorie, bland, diabetic), where and how can a home health aide find detailed helpful information about this diet?
  • What is the role of nutritional supplements such as Ensure®, Glucerna®, and Sustical®? Can these products be substituted for all other foods? Why, or why not?
  • Where and how can a home health aide get assistance with planning nutritious, therapeutic-diet menus in accordance with a client’s budget, culture, and care plan?

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