1300 850 246

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P.O. Box 255 Wilston Q 4051

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900

Swallows a day

Humans swallow a minimum of 900 times per day. Making the function of swallowing a necessity each day.

68

What the statistics say

Approximately 68% of residents in residential aged care have dysphagia.

We can help

Offering leading speech pathology services to assist with the ongoing care, nutrition and rehabilitation of seniors and provide support, education and resources to carers and aged care staff.

Making the effects of ageing
easier to swallow

As we get older, our needs intensify, and our care becomes more complex.

Many residents living in aged care facilities will at some point experience difficulty swallowing (also known as dysphagia) and meeting nutritional requirements. This can be caused by neurological conditions like strokes, dementia or Parkinson’s disease or as a result of otherwise healthy ageing.

These mealtime challenges can be uncomfortable, confusing and in some cases frightening for residents, as well as difficult and frustrating for carers.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life, wellness and independence of older Australians, Food Solutions offers leading speech pathology services to assist with the ongoing care, nutrition and rehabilitation of seniors and provide support, education and resources to carers and aged care staff.

Our highly experienced speech pathologists provide you with:

  • Specialised speech pathology services in acute and progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease, stroke and brain injury.
  • Mealtime swallowing assessments to identify and monitor swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia) in residents and their need for changes in food and fluid consistencies
  • Comprehensive communication assessments and management plans that include language, speech, voice and alternative communication
  • Acute management plans for stroke to assist with both language and swallowing
  • Staff training and support to ensure kitchen and care staff are aware of the current terminology and definitions of texture modified diets, and understand how to care for and manage residents with communication and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)
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.
Meet the team