Winter is almost upon us and with it comes the cold and flu season which has already begun to take its toll on employees, parents and caregivers. This can result in more employees having to take more sick days. Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Colds are a minor illness usually lasting about a[…]
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[…]
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.
Gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) is the name given today to the microbe population living in our intestine. Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, and can weigh up to 2 kg. One third of our gut microbiota is common to most people, while two thirds are specific to each one of[…]
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.
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.
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.