Aged Care Accreditation Standards are demanding increasing levels of excellence and facilities are coming under ever increasing scrutiny around the provision of nutrition and hydration. Food Service Managers are struggling with tighter budgets and needing to do more with less. Anne Schneyder asks where are the Nutrition and Menu Planning Standards for aged care facilities? This article was published in the Hospital and Healthcare Bulletinn in late 2014.
"Access to adequate food and nutrition in a form that is enjoyable and without imposition of unnecessary or arbitrary restrictions is a fundamental right for all residents in our aged care homes."