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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.

Measuring BMI Index

Calculating BMI

A resident’s nutritional status/diagnosis is important to assess within Aged Care. There is no one clinical tool or measure used but a number of measures are considered in conjunction, when making a judgement on nutritional status. These include the nutritional screening tool, food diary and the...

Choking in Aged Care residents

How To Minimise Choking for Residents

Choking is the second most common preventable cause of death in Australian aged care facilities. In Victoria alone, there were 89 choking deaths between 2000 and 2012, and adults over 85yrs accounted for the majority of deaths. Choking has the potential to cause brain injury and...