Nutrition for Aged Care
Its no secret that seniors are at a higher risk of poor nutrition due to reduced mental awareness, digestive function, mobility and are mostly unable to self-care for themselves as part of the aging process. We can provide individual consultations on nutrition and dietetic services, prescribing oral nutrition supplements to assist with preventing and reversing malnutrition and chronic disease management for the residents in your aged care, respite care and palliation to meet their nutritional goals and improve their quality of life. Our dietitians have clinical training to modify diets and to treat conditions such as unintentional weight loss, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances.
In addition, we are able to provide staff in-service presentations for nursing, food service and carer staff at your facility to improve their awareness on nutrition concerns when dealing with older residents such as importance of texture modification diets, caring for dementia residents, provision of correct nutritional supplements etc. Nutrisense also offers menu reviews and assessments for accreditation and quality assurance purposes for your aged care facility in order to meet aged care facility standards.