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menu planning for aged care

Menu Planning in Aged Care

Food and nutrition impacts on the physical and functional needs of residents in aged care and contributes to quality of life. It is important for aged care facilities to maximise enjoyment from food while minimising malnutrition. For many residents the food provided by an...

hydration in aged care

The Importance of Hydration for Aged Care

With the cooler temperatures now upon us, we may find that we do not drink as much water as we would in the summer months. However, the cooler temperatures are not a reason to reduce water intake. It is important to stay well hydrated...

IDDSI Ready

Are You Ready to Implement IDDSI?

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) officially rolled out on 1st May 2019. There are some significant changes involved with the IDDSI framework when compared to the previous Australian Standards, so it is important that your site is completely ready. IDDSI Education Have all staff...

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Nutrition and Wound Healing Pressure injury prevalence has been reported at 16-23% Chronic leg ulcers affect 1-3% of people aged over 60years, with incidence increasing up to 5-10% in the 80+ age group. (3,4). Wounds can include pressure ulcers, wounds post-surgery or trauma and wounds or ulcers...

IDDSI Changes

IDDSI Implementation Advice

IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) is being implemented from May 1st 2019. IDDSI provides a standardised framework for the terminology and definitions for modified diets and thickened fluids. There are many differences between the current Australian Standards and IDDSI. IDDSI Implementation Advice #1...