Is your home or service IDDSI compliant?
From May of 2019, the terminology used to describe and classify modified texture meals and fluids was formally adopted across the community, country and the world.
There are minor but very significant changes to the way the textures and thickened fluids are described. Many resources can be found at www.iddsi.org and there are apps available to help you through the journey.
It's important that all the members of the team - nursing, care, food service, lifestyle and volunteers - are familiar with the changes.
So, have you made the change to IDDSI?
About the Author Nutrition Professionals Australia is a team of Accredited Practising Dietitians who consult to aged care homes across Australia. They have more than 40 years of combined experience in a range of roles, as Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitians, Food Services Coordinator, Residential Site Manager, Author of Nutrition Manuals and Consultant Dietitian.
Have you implemented IDDSI yet? The date for implementation of the new IDDSI guidelines was 1st May. Key issues to consider include:
Our Meal Plans for Older People Manual has been revised for IDDSI. If you have purchased a version over the past 12 months, you will receive an updated version. For more information or to purchase the manual, click here.