Aged Care

Health Management's Dietitians are highly regarded in providing practical advice to aged care facilities, understanding that nutritional requirements need to be met, while observing that business management also matters to you, and our suggestions need to fit within your resources to provide the best possible facility. Like you, Health Management prides itself on achieving excellence. We can provide your aged care facility with a complete nutrition and dietetic consultancy service.

 

  • Menu Reviews and Assessments

  • Dietitian consultations including assessments, interventions and care planning.

  • Nutrition support (oral, enteral and parenteral supplements) advise

  • Providing nutrition counselling and support to residents and families.

  • Food Service Staff training

  • Nursing and support staff training and in-services

 

Older people have a higher risk of poor nutrition due to age-related decrease in digestive function, reduced taste sensation, use of medications, chronic disease, reduced mobility and ability for self-care.  We provide nutrition and dietetic services to assist in prevention of, and reversing malnutrition, chronic disease management and dietary management strategies in improving quality of life. 

Our Dietitians are qualified and experienced in advising aged care facilities on nutrition-related matters for residents, food service provision and staff training. They have the clinical training to modify diets and to treat conditions such as unintentional weight loss, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances.

Health Management understands the special needs of the individual residing in residential aged care facilities, as well as the quality standards that must be fulfilled in order to meet the requirements for Expected Outcome 2.10.

When you choose to work with our dietitians, you will notice that our major difference is that we understand what is important to you. Our dietitians are highly regarded in providing practical advice to aged care facilities, understanding that nutritional requirements need to be met, while observing that business management also matters to you, and our suggestions need to fit within your resources to provide the best possible facility. 

 

Why choose us: 

 

  • We have a thorough understanding of accreditation requirements. 

  • Our entire team follow best practice in aged care nutrition while understanding budgetary ramifications. 

  • Health Management see aged care as a specialty and have over 10 years experience in providing aged care services. We have a dedicated aged care specialist.

  • We participate in ongoing training for all of our dietitians working in aged care .

  • We have the ability to provide services nationally, including rural and remote. 

  • Authors of expert publications for the aged care industry.

  • Experienced and enthusiastic presenters for in-services and workshops.

  • Strong knowledge of nutritional supplements and food as supplements.

  • Guaranteed contracted services.

 

Publications-
 
Malnutrition Manual

 

The Health Management Malnutrition Manual is a must for any aged care facility; long-term facility, hospital or dietitians working in aged care. 

Within this manual you will find information, tools and solutions to all aspects of care related to preventing and managing malnutrition. There are practical worksheets and forms that can be used in your aged care facility to assess and manage malnutrition. Menu’s and supplements are included to increase the protein and energy intake of your residents with guidelines for when to use what malnutrition strategy. 

 

If you have the following questions, the Health Management Malnutrition Manual is for you. 

 

  • What is Malnutrition?

  • Who is at risk of malnutrition?

  • How do we screen for malnutrition?

  • How do we assess residents for malnutrition?

  • What if residents can’t be weighed?

  • What strategies can we do to reverse malnutrition?

  • What can we change with food service department?

  • Are their standard strategies and processes that we can implement to treat and prevent malnutrition?

  • How can we refer to a dietitian?

 

Contact us to purchase now at $110 (Inc GST)

 

Special Diets Manual 

 

The Health Management Special Diets manual is a must for all aged care facilities. It is useful for nursing departments and food service departments as a reliable nutrition reference tool. This manual cannot replace the individualised service of a dietitian, but sometimes there are simple nutrition questions that can be answered by quickly turning to the appropriate page of Health Management’s – Special Diets Manual. Nursing and food service staff benefit from greater knowledge about their patients condition and how nutrition can help.

With over 250 pages, each health condition or special diet provides background information on conditions and the diet, a list of foods that are allowed and foods that are not allowed, checklist for inclusion in resident notes and an example meal plan covering 3 days. 

 

Contact us to purchase now at $165 (IncGST)

 

Disaster Menu

 

Cyclones and Flooding persisted in many parts of Australia in 2011, so we developed a disaster menu to allow our facilities to continue to meet the nutritional needs of their residents. The Disaster menu includes a 3-day menu assuming no facilities are available; a disaster preparation checklist; disaster recipes; diets for texture modified residents  

 

Contact us to purchase at $55 (IncGST)

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