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Malnutrition in Aged care

Malnutrition increases the risk of falls, fractures and infections and delays healing and recovery.

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What the statistics say

Up to 50% of residents in residential aged care facilities experience malnutrition

We can help

Consulting with residents, review meals and menus to ensure they are nutritionally balanced, and provide staff with support and training to meet the accreditation standards for nutrition and hydration.

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Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining good health and independence as we age, but according to statistics up to 50% of residents in residential aged care facilities experience malnutrition and the associated complications.

Malnutrition not only reduces the quality of life for the residents in your care but also increases their risk of falls, fractures and infections and causes delays to both healing and recovery. These effects are also felt by residential aged care facilities, with prolonged medical treatments, and greater staff supervision increasing your operational costs and resident and family feedback impacting the reputation of your facility.

The good news is that you can easily treat and prevent malnutrition within your facility by having an aged care dietitian consult with residents, review meals and menus to ensure they are nutritionally balanced, and provide staff with support and training to meet the accreditation standards for nutrition and hydration.

At Food Solutions our highly specialised dietitian can help you with:

  1. Individual Resident Consulting providing personalised dietary advice and care plans for a range of nutrition-related problems
  2. Resident Nutritional Status Screening and Assessments to identify residents who are at risk of malnutrition or are malnourished and monitor changes to nutritional status
  3. Staff Training and Support on a wide range of topics including managing malnutrition, nutrition screening, diabetes in aged care, bowel health, nutrition and falls prevention, enteral feeding, and nutrition and hydration at end of life
Don’t let your residents or budget experience the side effects of malnutrition.
Call us today on 1300 850 246 and head over to meet the team.
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