Maggie Beer Creating and Appetite for Life

Maggie Beer on Creating An Appetite For Life – The good work continues…
Maggie Beer Foundation’s very first hands-on program “Creating An Appetite For Life” will have their applications closing this Friday 8th May! It is held in the Barossa Valley, South Australia on Sunday 21st June – Wednesday 24th June.

The successful 30 aged care chefs and cooks from Victoria will spend 3 days with Maggie and her team in the Barossa Valley. Remember – Read more »

Benefits Leading Nutrition Dietitians Can Bring to Your Facility

Benefits Leading Nutrition Dietitians Can Bring to Your Facility
Leading Nutrition is a leader in aged-care nutrition in Australia, providing specialized aged-care services of an exceptionally high professional standard. We will provide Aged care specialised dietitians, flexibility to work with you according to your individual needs, we concentrate on making you accreditation-ready all the time, always contactable (full-time reception and after hours emergency line and better value for money through effective and efficient use of time and resources. Read more »

Ideal Weight for Aged Care Residents

Ideal Weight for Aged Care Residents
For older Australians, general health status is a better health indicator than BMI is. This is due to the changes in body composition which made BMI inaccurate. Changes such as a decrease in muscle mass, a general decrease in height and increased fat deposits.
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Managing Hypoglycaemia

Managing Hypoglycaemia
Hypoglycaemia occurs when blood glucose levels fall too low, generally below 4mmol/L. However, whether or not a resident is showing symptoms or not, clinical treatment should still commence. Many people who have had diabetes for many years may not experience any symptoms at all, or some residents may not be able to express how they feel.
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Fortified Food VS Supplements?

Fortified Food VS Supplements
For many aged care providers the costs and relative benefits associated with nutrition supplements and food budgets are a contentious issue. Questions are often posed around whether supplements are necessary for someone of advanced age. What is the impact of supplements and food fortification? Should we invest more in food or in supplements?
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Menu Reviews – Why is a site visit recommended?

Menu Reviews – Why is a Site Visit Recommended?
Aged Care Accreditation Standards require that menus are reviewed regularly by a professional to ensure nutritional adequacy and appropriateness for residents. Menu reviews are an integral component ensuring that your residents are achieving optimal nutrition, health and quality of life and should be conducted at minimum yearly.
A menu review needs to be thorough and comprehensive and shouldn’t just be an assessment done on paper. Having a site visit included as part of a menu review provides many opportunities to assess aspects of food provision that can only be seen while at a residential aged care facility. Read more »

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