Mid meal snacks are a fantastic way to achieve adequate nutrition and hydration in aged care residents. Many mid meal snacks provide a good source of calories and additional protein, as well as assisting with increasing fluid intake. For residents with a small appetite or who have lost weight, mid meal snacks create additional opportunities[…]
With winter finally coming to an end and warmer weather approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the transition into the new seasonal menu for residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The change in seasons creates a wonderful opportunity to provide residents with fresh ideas and updated meals on their menus. At the start of any[…]
Food first interventions are strategies that utilise real food and fluid to assist in the management of weight loss and malnutrition in aged care. These interventions are particularly effective for residents who are losing weight, malnourished, have a low body weight, or a small appetite. In comparison to commercial oral nutritional supplements, food first interventions[…]
Weight loss, malnutrition, and their associated complications are commonly reported issues in residential aged care facilities (RACF), with malnutrition impacting an estimated 40-70% of residents in Australian RACF. As a result, an increasing reliance on oral nutritional supplements has developed in order to assist in promoting weight gain in residents who are underweight, or unable[…]
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.
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.