Aged care catering Tag

It’s widely recognised that older people in care homes will have a broad range of dietary requirements that need to be met to ensure a healthy and happy life. As we get older, it’s important to maintain good eating habits. Changes in our body mean that we may need less energy (calories) but still require the same amounts of protein and important vitamins and minerals to preserve our health and wellbeing. Furthermore, good nutrition and regular physical activity play a…

Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad. With an ingredients list of flour, oats, golden syrup, coconut, sugar, butter, baking soda and no eggs, the biscuits kept beautifully for the long journey by ship overseas. As popular today as they were almost a hundred years ago, Anzac biscuits have found new appeal as a tasty crumble paired…

Serving up more time: New partnership dishes out valuable time to catering teams in Australia’s aged care facilities by eliminating double-entry administration A pair of innovative technology providers in Australia’s care sector have partnered up to integrate their products in a bid to provide specialised products that build better systems to support and liberate the residential aged care industry’s workforce. Person Centred Software, a leading provider of digital care systems to Australian aged care facilities, has teamed up with SoupedUp,…

IDDSI. We all know the terminology and the standards are here to stay. Yet less than 50%* of aged care homes have converted from Australian textures to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) standards. The IDDSI framework is a risk-based system, “providing a common terminology for describing food textures and drink thicknesses to improve safety for individuals with swallowing difficulties”. [i] While there is time involved in conversion, changes to processes and increased education for staff, there are many…

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…

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