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With the potential for poor nutrition to take a bite out of staff productivity and well-being, it’s essential employers do all they can to support and promote healthy diets in the workplace.
Poor nutrition can have severe consequences for older people and knowingly so, the aged care sector has spent a large amount of time and resources working on providing quality and healthy nourishing food in residential facilities.
Ensuring consumers with dysphagia have their food texture needs met is important for their safety but that doesn’t mean the joy of eating should be sacrificed.
Food isn’t just a necessity to life, it is one of life’s pleasures; high-quality food, presentation, taste and smell all play a part in contributing to a positive dining experience.
The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety expressed the importance of adequate portioning and good quality food for older people, which is why they are outlined in an official requirement in the Aged Care Quality Standards.
A rapidly ageing population and the pressure this will put on our aged care services is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry, says Lite n’ Easy National Business Development Manager for Home Care, Sarah Simeon.
SPONSORED – Nutrition and food quality have never been more critical with malnutrition in residential aged care reportedly on the rise.
SPONSORED STORY – As providers in the aged care sector look at the importance food plays in the health and wellbeing of their clients, it has become clear that more needs to be done to give older people access to enough tasty food that meets their nutritional needs.
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