Foodcare and developments in aged care food service

Aged care and healthcare providers face a constant challenge, ensuring that our most frail and at risk are cared for. Often they receive new residents and patients who have recently suffered a major health incident or are gradually losing vitality. In many instances these individuals are malnourished - studies indicate as many as 85% of people on texture-modified diets in aged care have malnutrition. With varied and high quality food service, this is not the fault of the institution - however for those requiring specialist texture-modified diets, there are technical food requirements that cannot be met in conventional hospital or retirement kitchens. For these people, there are major benefits in providing specialised meals that will enable them to maximise their dietary and general well being.

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