COVID19 has posed some challenging times for all of us. We have had to rethink our business models and ways to keep providing our clients with the necessary advice and training.I was lucky to visit Kangaroo Island last week and was able to enjoy some downtime but also present the NPA live web event, all from my beautiful room overlooking American River....and no-one knew!!!
I had my laptop balanced on a suitcase, I needed to sit on a cushion, get an extension cord and move the table in front of the window for lighting. All very easy really!!I'd love to hear about your experiences doing similar things!
With the limitations of COVID19, we are now delivering our highly regarded 2-day Improving Nutrition Seminars over 10 live web events!
Yesterday, we presented the first Module (of 10) and will be continuing to present the next 9 each fortnight.
While we have found the IT a little daunting, COVID 19 has made us move out of our comfort zone and we are loving the challenge.
The result - more accessible and more affordable evidence-based nutrition information for all staff working in the aged care sector. The final result - a better quality of life for our residents.
Our current program is completely sold out and we have just set the next one to commence on Thursday 30 July.
Message your email address to me and we can send you the link when it's live....but be quick as we will have limited places!
The new normal!
How are you adjusting to the new normal with COVID19? Have you been able to continue staff training?
NPA Nutrition and Aged Care Seminars are highly regarded and we would much prefer to provide this in person........but this just can't be done!
We are pleased to have successfully converted the 2 days into a series of webinars and registrations are now open! Many of the topics are relevant to community providers too.
For many years, NPA has provided complimentary e-learning modules for aged care staff in our contracted aged care homes or subscriptions to other aged care providers.
Providing best-practice evidence-based training for a range of staff is essential to achieve great outcomes for our most vulnerable both in the community and in residential aged care
NPA Hint No.12
Education can be delivered via webinar with staff on their own devices. Training continues to be required during this extended time. All staff need to understand their role and the impact of good nutrition and how they are part of the process. NPA has some affordable online programs that can be accessed by staff at any time, anywhere.
Have you been looking for easy to understand nutrition information for your aged care residents? Are you confused with conflicting nutrition advice?
Well, look no further than the NPA interactive Improving Nutrition Series!
Seminars are now Webinars!
Our popular 2-day program will change this year!
Anne and Julie have refined their Zoom skills and are excited to release the topics and dates for the NPA Improving Nutrition program for 2020. There is a reduced price for all 10 sessions or if you prefer you can register for a selection of sessions.
It has been specifically tailored for aged care staff who have a role in nutrition care or food service.
Delivering this program using Zoom (on a laptop, phone, tablet, at home or work) will provide convenient and easy to access, invaluable information that is needed every day in an aged care home to deliver quality food and nutrition care.
We are looking forward to meeting you again this year- online!
Use the link above and register today. Get those dates into your diary now!
Most people living in an aged care home usually enjoy the dining environment by having their meals with other residents and family members. It's time to have a conversation, some interaction and have some laughs. Carefully managing the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many residents now have all their meals in their room. It's possible that an unintended consequence of this action may include exacerbation of malnutrition, frailty and possibly pressure areas.
NPA HINT 11.
Try to make residents meal time experience as enjoyable as possible by connecting with their loved ones. Make sure you are aware of their favourite foods and when possible have it available. Have some soothing music playing, have a photo of their family close to their meal while eating. Or even use an app or phone so that they can speak with their family while enjoying their meal. There will be different solutions for different residents. As a way of monitoring the effect on social distancing, you may even need to weigh residents more frequently than monthly.