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Aged Care Consultancy

Aged Care Consultancy

With my experience in foodservice management and clinical dietetics I can provide clear advice for nutritional care for long-term aged care, both at an inidvidual and facility level. 

I work throughout the Whanganui-Manawatu region or Nationally if requested to provide the following range of services: 

 

For individual residents: 

 

  • Nutrition assessments and recommendations for residents at risk of malnutrition or who have chronic or acute disease
  • Review of tube feeding regimes (PEG or nasogastric)
  • Applications for Special Authorities and prescriptions for nutrition supplements

 

At a facility level:

 

  • Development of policy and systems for assessing, monitoring and managing malnutrition
  • Providing policy and guidelines for managing residents who have diabetes, are overweight or underweight or who need texture modified diets (from both a kitchen and ward perspective)
  • Menu planning
  • Menu audits using the Dietitians NZ 'Food service and Nutrition' audit tool
  • Staff training including:
    • food safety 
    • malnutrition
    • nutritional needs for older people
    • management of diabetes in older people
    • texture modified diets and IDDSI standards
    • nutrition and dementia
    • nutrition and wound care

 

I have a passion in helping facilities to provide enjoyable and nutritionally balanced menus that enable residents be healthy and prevent malnutrition. Contact me if I can help you and your facility. 

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