“A Step in the Right Direction” Dietitians weigh in on Royal Commission final report

Image: Stella de Smit on Unsplash

The Aged Care Royal Commission final report misses the mark regarding food and nutrition, say some industry professionals. As many as 68 per cent of people in residential aged care are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, according to the final report. Titled Care, Dignity and Respect, the report provides several recommendations on nutrition including… Continue reading “A Step in the Right Direction” Dietitians weigh in on Royal Commission final report

Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report flags food and nutrition for immediate attention

Media Statement: 01 March 2021 Food and nutrition has been identified as one of four concerns requiring immediate attention in the Final Report handed down by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety today. With a malnutrition crisis gripping older Australians, Dietitians Australia welcomes the emphasis on food and nutrition, which is a… Continue reading Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report flags food and nutrition for immediate attention

Food first in aged care: Dietitians speak in National Congress to prioritise this basic human right

Media Release : Wednesday 17 February 2021 Tackling malnutrition by elevating the importance of nutritious food for older Australians is Dietitians Australia’s key focus at tomorrow’s National Congress on Food, Nutrition, and the Dining Experience in Aged Care. Hosted by the Department of Health and the Maggie Beer Foundation, Robert Hunt, Dietitians Australia CEO and… Continue reading Food first in aged care: Dietitians speak in National Congress to prioritise this basic human right

Dietitians in aged care: a recipe to save millions

MEDIA RELEASEThursday 21 January 2021 Engaging Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) to support food and nutrition in aged care is projected to save more than $80 million per year which would otherwise be spent on costly malnutrition treatment. That’s just one of the revelations outlined as part of eight aged care position statements released today by… Continue reading Dietitians in aged care: a recipe to save millions

Subscribe For Latest Updates

...to receive interesting news that's relevant to you and your loved ones (unsubscribe any time).

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.