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Dietitians ready to support Govt to serve up better food and nutrition in aged care

Dietitians Australia says it has been pleasing to hear the Prime Minister and Minister for Aged Care voice their commitment to improving food and nutrition as part of their five-point plan for turning aged care around in Australia.

The nation’s dentists have asked the main parties to address older Aussies’ oral health

With one-quarter of people aged over 65 living with complete tooth loss and more than 65 per cent of them reporting difficulty eating, as election day nears, the ADA is calling for better commitments to oral care within the nation’s aged care facilities.

Dietitian appointment to bring nutrition expertise and best-practice to advisory council

Diet expert Julie Dundon has been appointed to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council amid a debate over the standard of food for residents.

Unplanned weight loss increases in aged care despite $350m Govt supplement

Dietitians Australia is demanding more accountability from the aged care sector following the release of last week’s Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators – October to December 2021. 

Dietitians demand accountability as people in aged care continue to drop weight

Following concerns about yesterday’s Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators report, Dietitians Australia is calling on the Federal Government to implement urgent measures to increase accountability in the nation’s residential aged care sector.  

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