Serving up Food Solutions
to Aged Care
Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining good health and independence as we age, but according to statistics up to 50% of residents in residential aged care facilities experience malnutrition and the associated complications.
Malnutrition not only reduces the quality of life for the residents in your care but also increases their risk of falls, fractures and infections and causes delays to both healing and recovery. These effects are also felt by residential aged care facilities, with prolonged medical treatments, and greater staff supervision increasing your operational costs and resident and family feedback impacting the reputation of your facility.
The good news is that you can easily treat and prevent malnutrition within your facility by having an aged care dietitian consult with residents, review meals and menus to ensure they are nutritionally balanced, and provide staff with support and training to meet the accreditation standards for nutrition and hydration.