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COVID-19 - The silent nutrition challenges

Posted by Julie Dundon AdvAPD on 16 April 2020
COVID-19 - The silent nutrition challenges
Is your aged care home and food services prepared for a Covid 19 infection?
Each home or organisation will need to act slightly differently depending on their own policies, practices, the demands on resources and how the food service to residents is structured. Infection control strategies and Department of Health advice is paramount.

Planning is the key and should be undertaken before any infection is experienced.

Considerations include

  • Potential staffing shortages in food service due to Covid 19 exposure or ill health
  • Identification of effective communication channels regarding food supply in the home in times of change
  • Maintenance of product continuity- may need to identify back up suppliers
  • Identification of suppliers of additional food items, such as portion control packs, supplements, modified texture meals that may be required
Message me to arrange a free, no obligation 15-minute aged care nutrition check!
Author:Julie Dundon AdvAPD
Tags:DietitianCOVID19Aged CareMalnutritionNutrition