Humans swallow a minimum of 900 times per day. Making the function of swallowing a necessity each day.
Approximately 68% of residents in residential aged care have dysphagia.
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.