Nutrition Matters April 2020
While we are all working on the best ways to protect our clients, their families and our staff during COVID-19, we also need to continue good quality care for our clients.
As all aged care providers are aware, the next set of National Quality Indicator Program (NQIP) reporting is due for the Jan-March quarter very soon.
It is a timely reminder that weight loss is a real risk for clients during this time of uncertainty. Read more »
Food for the Ages Seminars
Diet Manual for Aged Care 4th Edition
Getting IDDSI Ready
IDDSI Webinar Series
Webinar Series: Creating Nutrition Champions
Menu Review for Aged Care
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.
Nutrition Matters April 2020
Nutrition Matters February 2020
It is now nine months since the suggested changeover date from the previous guidelines for texture modification and thickened fluids to IDDSI.
Many facilities have now moved to using the new IDDSI terminology, However, there are challenges for aged care foodservice in providing meals that are suitable while still maintaining consumer satisfaction and person-centered care.
Ensuring that documentation is accurate in reflecting the correct requirements for each person, while taking into account customer choice can be difficult for foodservice. Read more »
Nutrition Matters January 2020
Protein does a lot more than just fuel muscles, it is essential for many other aspects of our health. We use it for building and maintaining muscle mass, for producing hormones and even as a source of energy. If we don’t have enough protein, our organs are not going to work properly. Unfortunately, our bodies cannot easily store protein, which is why we need to get it from our diet every day. Read more »
Coronavirus [COVID–19] Health Alert
For the latest information and resources available on the Coronavirus [COVID–19], please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for guidance. f you are a resident in our disability accommodation or an aged care accommodation facility we service or a family member, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for specific information.
If you cannot access website information, you can call the Government’s dedicated Coronavirus help line on 1800 020 080. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use the National Relay Service to access any Government listed phone number. You can visit the National Relay Service website or call 1300 555 727.
If you need translation and/or interpretation support, Translating and Interpreting Services are offered by the Australian Government on the Department of Home Affairs website .
At Leading Nutrition, we have well-established protocols for infection controls aimed at keeping our customers, carers, practitioners and family members safe. We are taking this matter seriously and closely following the guidance provided by the Australian Government.