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Feeding aged care residents

Swallowing and COPD

People who have respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) face a number of difficulties. One common but not often discussed difficulty is with swallowing or ‘dysphagia’. Why might swallowing be a problem? Swallowing is a fast and complex process which involves the careful coordination...

Sunlight and Vitamin D

Shining the Sunlight on Vitamin D for Older Adults

Deserving of focus is vitamin D, which is important for a number of functions, including maintaining bone health and decreasing risk of osteoporosis and osteomalacia, immune function, helping to maintain healthy skin, and maintaining muscle strength. Severe vitamin D deficiency may cause bone and muscle pain...

Diabetes Management in Aged Care Facilities

Diabetes Management in Aged Care Facilities

Optimal nutrition is fundamental to supporting quality of life and encouraging the best possible health outcomes in the aged care population.

Undernutrition is generally more of a concern than over-nutrition in this population group and therefore restricted diets are not recommended for the aged unless absolutely necessary.