Healthy nutrition in the elderly is imperative not only for physical wellness, but for mental wellbeing, bone health, immunity, wound healing and quality of life.
Improvements in nutritional outcomes for residents can be achieved through diabetic assessment and individualised nutrition plans. This includes consideration and understanding of nutrition specific to an aging population, the physiological changes that occur as the body ages, factors impacting appetite and formulating a plan that works for the individual as well as the facility.
Quality Aged Care Services Dietitians are trained specifically in nutrition for older adults and have a sound understanding of the aged care system, accreditation standards, ACFI and best practice guidelines for nutrition management in aged care.
Resident assessments are conducted with a person centered approach, focusing on holistic management and quality of life. Consideration and recognition is given to the policies and procedures of the facility and the feasibility of implementation of the recommendations, ensuring peace of mind for both the resident and the facility.
Quality Aged Care Services Dietitians can review residents for:
Our service model is based around providing regular and planned site visits with the same dietitian attending the facility wherever able, ensuring continuity of care and quality service.
Quality Aged Care Services Dietitians can work with you and your facility to provide services specific to your needs.
After the initial assessment, the Quality Aged Care Services Dietitian will monitor individual residents overall weight and nutrition status on a six monthly basis (particularly for residents with special dietary needs due to medical conditions) as well as assisting your Catering Manager to develop nutritional menus all year round.