There is some evidence to say that older people need 2 – 3 times more salt to even detect it in a tomato soup. Usually, the taste of saltiness and sweetness are first lost, followed by the taste of bitterness and sourness. Several other factors also lead to the decline in taste, such as smoking, poor oral hygiene, dentures and medications. In addition, the decline in saliva production and dehydration that causes dry mouth also affects the sense of taste. Read more »
Nutrition and Hydration Review
Seminars: Food for the Ages
Webinar Series: Creating Nutrition Champions
Menu Review for Aged Care
Diet Manual for Aged Care
Aged Care Weight Tracker
Supplement Systems Review
Leading Nutrition prides itself on providing an outstanding Aged Care Dietitian Service to all of the aged care facilities we work with. Our mission is to promote wellness for healthy ageing – delivering expert nutrition services through care, collaboration and innovation.
Whether helping residents, staff, or management, we focus on the nutrition goals of each, and help them achieve their best. Our dietitians constantly look for opportunities to improve the quality of life of residents, often receiving feedback of performing beyond expected standards.
We collaborate with food services to create nutritious, contemporary menus that meet the changing needs in aged care. Through the comprehensive Menu Review process, our dietitians work closely with chefs to ensure that menus meet the nutritional requirement for the older population and respond to preferences and needs of the specific facilities.
All across the country our expert Aged Care dietitians are ready to help you.
Aged care residents are often at risk to a range of illnesses and therefore generally have higher nutritional requirements than the younger adult. Despite popular belief, malnutrition is not a normal part of ageing and can lead to reduced quality of life by increasing chance of infection, falls, fractures, pressure injuries and admission to hospital.
There are many different nutrition approaches to preventing malnutrition in our residents. However, a Food First Approach is the gold standard. Read more »
2018 Flu Vaccination Program – Position Statement
Leading Nutrition wishes to assure all of our customers in the residential aged care sector, as well as disability and home care clients, that Leading Nutrition is committed to providing a Flu Vaccination Program for all of our dietitians.
For many years Leading Nutrition has encouraged and financially supported our team of dietitians to obtain a flu vaccination and this year is no different. Leading Nutrition supports the Federal Government’s Mandatory Flu Vaccination program. Read more »