A nurse is caring for an 84-year-old client who is malnourished. The nurse is concerned about all of the following complications of malnutrition EXCEPT

  1. increased risk for falls.
  2. poor wound healing.
  3. chronic heart failure.
  4. increased risk of infections.
Number 3 is correct.
Due to many factors, older adults are at risk for malnutrition. Complications caused by malnutrition include an increased risk of falls due to weakness, poor wound healing, and an increased risk for infections. Malnutrition does not contribute to chronic heart failure; however, chronic heart failure does put a client at risk for malnutrition.