Practical tips for the preparation and provision of thickened fluids. The provision of thickened fluids is required for patients suffering dysphagia, a term used to describe a swallowing disorder. There are serious consequences of providing someone with dysphagia an inappropriate fluid. This article covers the three main consistencies of fluids and the properties of each.
This video provides some insights and key considerations for the provision of smooth pureed food within the residential Aged Care and Private Hospital sectors. This video highlights the importance of correctly provisioning smooth pureed food to residential aged care and private hospital patients.
Tnhis video explains key factors in the provision of nutrition to patients suffering diabetes within the Residential Aged care sector. This video covers of key information required to provide patients suffering diabetes with quality, nutritious foods that will aid in their wellbeing.
This video discusses the importance of hydration and important factors in the provision of hydration within the residential Aged Care and Private hospital sector. This video covers off the key indicators of dehydration and how to ensure it is well managed and avoided.
As the current population ages, we are seeing increasing cultural diversity in the older population. By 2021 more than 30% of Australia’s older population will have been born outside of Australia. An expected outcome of the quality and accreditation standards is that providers meet the needs and preferences of residents with special needs and this[…]
Its Food Safety week this month, and a good time to remind resident’s families of the importance of safe food handling practises when bringing in food for their loved ones. As most residents are elderly, they have weaker immune systems and take longer to recover from food poisoning. They are also more likely to suffer[…]
This video discusses food fortification, a strategy to increase the protein and energy content of a meal without increasing the size of the meal. This video discusses the various reasons someone would require a meal containing a higher then average level of energy and protein.
Fibre or dietary fibre is the part of food that is not digested in the small intestine. Dietary fibre moves largely unchanged into the large intestine or colon where it is fermented by friendly bacteria that live there. Including enough fibre in our diets is primarily essential for healthy bowel function, but studies have also[…]
This video provides advice on assisting patients within the aged care and private hospital sectors with assistance when feeding. This video discusses the different levels of feeding assistance and how each can be refined to improve the eating experience of residential Aged care and Private hospital patients.
Texture modification is aimed at making chewing and swallowing easier and safer for individuals diagnosed with dysphagia. Reduced oral intake, malnutrition and aspiration are all possible outcomes if dysphagia is not managed with the proper treatment. Texture-modified diets are an important component of dysphagia management and require the proper processing of food to achieve a[…]