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food borne illness in aged care

Food Borne Illness in Aged Care

Aged care residents are a vulnerable group of the population at higher risk of food borne illness. Consequently, it is vital that all aged care facilities are following standard 3.3.1 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. This month we explore the topic of...

nutrition and bowel health

Nutrition and Bowel Health in Aged Care

As we age, bowel health assumes a greater importance for a number of reasons, including: increased prevalence of constipation, incontinence, bowel obstruction and other bowel disorders. Bowel regularity varies for everyone. For some individuals, bowel motions occur daily, while for others, every second or third day...

Taste Changes and Ageing

It is often said that we eat with or through our eyes. The same can be said of taste and smell. Eating involves 2 senses working together – taste and smell. Your taste buds identify flavour – sweet, salty, sour, bitter. Your sense of smell allows...

coughing or choking

Coughing? Choking? What’s The Difference?

Often the terms coughing and choking are used interchangeably, but in fact they are two quite different things. Coughing noisy Coughing is a noisy (sometimes dramatic), natural response to something irritating a person’s airway, such as inflammation or mucous from a cold, virus, food particles or fluid...