The consequences and health problems associated with obesity are many, varied and often are preventable through a healthy and active lifestyle. As overweight and obesity becomes more prevalent in the general population, it also increases among our aged care residents. So should we be encouraging these residents to lose weight as we do so with[…]
Christmas is a time that we look forward to enjoying delicious food with family and friends and why should this be any different for our residents? Make the holiday season extra special and stimulate your resident’s appetites with some of these ideas: Ensure that there is enough food for residents to have an extra helping[…]
Eating healthy food doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods. Your favourite recipes can be adapted easily to provide a healthier alternative. There are many ways to make meals healthier. Limit fats, sugars and salt and include plenty of vegetables, fruit, grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy in your cooking. Here are some great tips[…]
Bone health is vital for living independent, active and healthy lives. With advancing age strong bones are vitally important to reduce the risk of falls and fractures that may occur due to weakened brittle bones, a condition known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects more women than men, with risk increasing over the age 65 years for[…]
This video focuses on the provision of nutrition to Residential Aged care and Private Hospital patients suffering from dementia. This video covers the key issues facing the provision of nutrition to these patients as well as providing general advice as to how best to ensure they receive the nutrition they deserve.
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[…]