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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.
Malnutrition remains a worrying problem in residential aged care, but a research project is trialling the use of a new model of care to tackle the issue, writes Liz Purcell.
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.
In this story: A snack-style cookbook for the elderly and those with dementia coming soon; and a nutrition guide for older people.
Building on her first book Eat to Cheat Ageing, dietitian Ngaire Hobbins combines the complex science of brain health with practical nutrition advice in companion book Eat to Cheat Dementia.
As more facilities are encouraged to participate in the national rollout of quality indicators in aged care, stakeholders continue to debate key aspects of the program.
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.
Popular nutrient supplements or medical foods marketed to prevent or treat dementia are not backed by current scientific evidence, a major report on dementia and nutrition has concluded.
A University of Sydney study has put out the call for older people who live in the community who have recently lost weight, or have a BMI less than 22.