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The food budgets of Australian residential aged care facilities are dwindling while money spent on nutritional supplements is increasing, according to new analysis.
For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Aged care staff, residents, families and volunteers are being asked to share their experiences with food in residential aged care as part of a major project that aims to guide positive change in the sector.
Understanding the health and social benefits of food and nutrition in the care of people with dementia is vital, writes Ngarie Hobbins.
Service providers, caterers and health professionals are being encouraged to participate in an online survey to inform the development of a set of national meals guidelines for the new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Rural and remote home care provider integratedliving has been awarded a national gong for its innovative range of home delivered meals incorporating Australian native food.
AUDIO: Aged care workers need to educate their clients that the nutritional needs of an ageing body are the same as a younger person, and in fact seniors need greater quantities of protein and some other nutrients.
AUDIO: Foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer has launched a new recipe and resource book for carers of people with dementia at an international dementia conference in Sydney.
A groundbreaking collaboration drawing together cooking heavyweights, leading nutrition experts and aged care providers is set to become a game changer in the world of food and nutrition in aged care.
A free toolkit has been launched to provide advice on creating easy, delicious, and nutritious restaurant quality meals and improve meal time socialisation among residents.
While the nutritious value of food is paramount to the health of aged care residents, the way it is served can be just as important.
Victorian aged care contract caterers United Hospitality and NSW aged care provider The Whiddon Group have taken out the inaugural Catering Innovation of the Year award at the OSCAR Aged Care Hospitality awards.
A Melbourne catering company that works mostly in residential aged care has won a prestigious food award against stiff competition.