Industry Updates

1 July 2019 marks the beginning of the new aged care quality standards. The standards support a new focus where personalised care, dignity and choice are at the forefront of every consumer interaction. The new standards centre around consumer dignity and choice personal and clinical care services and supports for daily living service environment feedback and complaints human resources organisational governance and ongoing assessment   The new standards are accompanied by a statement to help judge whether a site meets…

One of the big differences that has come out of the new IDDSI standards in Australia is the removal of sandwiches from the menu. The previous texture A allowed for sandwiches without crusts or seeds provided they had a soft filling and were approved on a case by case basis. IDDSI has deemed bread to be high risk for all levels, apart from 7 Regular. It begs the question, what has changed? IDDSI’s new conservative approach stems from the mechanical…

The election results are in and the Coaltion is once again in power and ‘Nightwatchman Scomo’ has become Prime Minister in his own right. Now that we know who will be in power for the next three years, it’s time to take a closer look at what that means for aged care in Australia. It is worth noting that the contents of this post are based on promises made during the election: we are yet to see any concrete commitment…

May is here, marking the official adoption of IDDSI in Australia. Here’s a quick recap of IDDSI and why it’s so important. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework was developed over several years to be a global reference for the treatment of dysphagia. The standards clearly define fluid and thickness levels and detail the purpose of each level, together with more accurate methods to test the thickness of prepared foods. The clarity and depth of the framework could help…

The International Society for Dietary Restrictions (ISDR) today released a new framework for texture modified diets. The new 50 thickness level framework demonstrates a hitherto unseen level of specificity for the aged care catering industry to ensure that each resident’s needs are addressed safely and carefully. “We found current standards to be lacking as they only represented physical thickness and not the full spectrum that contributes to wellbeing,” said ISDR president Lief Kriek in a press interview last Friday. “We…

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