Apply for menu review by Friday

Applications close this week for the government’s free program to review an aged care home’s menu and mealtime experience.

Applications close this Friday for residential aged care services wanting to take advantage of the regulator and government’s free menu review and personalised feedback program.

An initiative of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the Department of Health and Aged Care, the Menu and Mealtime Review Program will support a limited number of aged care services with expert assessment and recommendations from accredited practising dietitians.

This program includes an evaluation of the menu, dining environment and mealtime experience and confidential feedback and recommendations for improvement specific to each service.

Access to the program will be prioritised to services:

  • in small rural towns, remote communities and very remote communities
  • under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program
  • with 60 or less residents
  • with a score lower than 3 on the Residents’ Experience Survey question, ‘Do you like the food here?’

The expression-of-interest process closes on Friday 10 May 2024, with outcomes advised by the end of May 2024.

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