The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
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Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.
In the forthcoming March-April edition of Australian Ageing Agenda we put the focus on nutrition, including how aged care facilities can improve the quality of the food they serve, pain management, workforce recruitment and retention and allied health.
Ensuring good nutrition in aged care is so much more than providing great food, writes Ngaire Hobbins.
Lack of funding and a “silo” mentality means dietitians are being under-utilised in residential aged care where they could play an important role in improving residents’ nutrition and dining experiences, a researcher says.
Aged care facilities should aim to offer flexible dining options and special days, such as barbecues, themed or cultural meals and birthday gatherings, as much as possible, says a leading aged care dietitian.
The revised residential care funding tool contains fewer and simplified questions, introduces a new therapy program for pain management and suggests external assessment options, the government-commissioned report released this week shows.
Covering topics such as boosting brain health through diet, and spirituality and ageing, here’s our pick of the latest books to put on your bookshelf.
The food budgets of Australian residential aged care facilities are dwindling while money spent on nutritional supplements is increasing, according to new analysis.
For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Malnutrition remains a worrying problem in residential aged care, but a research project is trialling the use of a new model of care to tackle the issue, writes Liz Purcell.
Understanding the health and social benefits of food and nutrition in the care of people with dementia is vital, writes Ngarie Hobbins.
Service providers, caterers and health professionals are being encouraged to participate in an online survey to inform the development of a set of national meals guidelines for the new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Rural and remote home care provider integratedliving has been awarded a national gong for its innovative range of home delivered meals incorporating Australian native food.