Author: Callum Shemmell

It comes as no great shock that the Royal Commission’s Interim Report paints a grim picture of the aged care industry. Titled ‘Neglect’, the report called for immediate action in three key areas: Cease the use of chemical and physical restraints Streamline the home care package delivery process, and Remove young people who have been inappropriately placed into aged care. Another theme centred on the experience of those entering care, describing it as an “overwhelming sense of loss”, with many…

Since the introduction of the new Quality Standards, auditors have been running a fine-tooth comb through providers’ processes, with particular emphasis on observing the dining experience. It is particularly saddening that the standard on nutrition and hydration has often not been met, with estimates suggesting as many as 60% of aged care residents could be malnourished. When we think of nutrition we generally jump to food. If our food isn’t nutritious we miss out on essential ingredients that our bodies need…

With the unseasonal warm weather we’ve had of late, you’d be forgiven for thinking summer has come early. Another sign that Summer is around the corner is the beginning of the Mango season. Known as the ‘King of Fruits’, mangoes are not only juicy and delicious, they are rich in antioxidants, such as beta carotene and vitamin C. So, take advantage of the early bounty and bring a little hint of Summer into your Spring menus with with this delicious and…

Catering well to residents who have dementia can be tricky if they have a poor appetite and are quite active. Here are some ideas to help people with small appetites eat better. Offer small, nutritious meals more often across the day. Fortified drinks such as milkshakes, fresh fruit juices and smoothies can help to increase nutrient intake. ‘Always on’ nutritious and appealing snacks like fresh and dried fruits, baked goods or mini cakes in common areas can help residents who…

Who said ‘good for you’ can’t also be delicious? Spinach is a great source of iron, manganese and folate and cheese packs a healthy protein punch. And for those on a gluten-free diet, polenta is a great alternative to wheat-based products, as it’s made from ground cornmeal. These spinach and cheese polenta muffins are a great vegetarian and nut-free option for residents with individual diet or nut allergies. Try our recipe from the #SoupedUp Kitchen. Method 1. Whisk together milk,…

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SoupedUp Catering Software supports the catering management of your care facility (care home) to deliver clinically appropriate, nutritious, safe, cost effective, resident focused restaurant-quality food to every resident simultaneously. It mitigates risk while meeting legislative and regulatory compliance.

Utilising the latest web development to ensure your set up costs are minimal, SoupedUp Catering provides the complete dietary and menu management of your residents. SoupedUp Catering allows management to control staff member access to different facilities (care homes), ideal for area or regional managers. The reports minimise administration time, improve efficiency, are iPad/tablet adaptable and ensure kitchens are accreditation and audit ready.

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SoupedUp Catering Software supports the catering management of your care facility (care home) to deliver clinically appropriate, nutritious, safe, cost effective, resident focused restaurant-quality food to every resident simultaneously. It mitigates risk while meeting legislative and regulatory compliance.

Utilising the latest web development to ensure your set up costs are minimal, SoupedUp Catering provides the complete dietary and menu management of your residents. SoupedUp Catering allows management to control staff member access to different facilities (care homes), ideal for area or regional managers. The reports minimise administration time, improve efficiency, are iPad/tablet adaptable and ensure kitchens are accreditation and audit ready.

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