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Meal Planning in Home Care

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One of the benefits of receiving care in the community or home setting is its personalised nature, and food and meal choice is one of the most personal choices a person can make. For this reason, our clients not only expect but have a right to provide input into the type of meals they receive.

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Careful thought and creativity are as important to menu planning for home care clients as they are to the selection of our own daily meals – if not, more so, given the heightened health complications inherent with ageing, disability or illness. One of the benefits of receiving care in the community or home setting is its personalised nature, and food and meal choice is one of the most personal choices a person can make. For this reason, our clients not only expect but have a right to provide input into the type of meals they receive. It is well known that food consumption and nutrition are closely linked to our overall quality of life. Furthermore, studies have shown that increased independence in food choice and active participation in food planning is associated with a reduced risk of malnutrition.

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Bronwyn Twible
25 Jun 2021
A very good resource. I recommend the following very comprehensive link: https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/supported-accommodation-toolkit.pdf
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jenny russell
28 Jun 2021
This gives very comprehensive understanding of this risk factor for health of the elderly ,and solutions that can be implemented.
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Lorraine Hince
26 Jun 2021
Very good overview of nutrition, and it's importance in maintaining good health.
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15 Aug 2021
Very good resource
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