Maggie Beer’s Big Mission – Episode 2

Dysphagia and Texture Modification One of the most important elements of cooking in aged care is to meet the needs of those residents affected by dysphagia (swallowing difficulty), as they may need the texture of their food and drinks modified. There are 5 different textures of food and 5 different fluid textures. Further information about the different textures can be found by clicking here.Having different textures means that not all food is ready once it is cooked – it needs to be fu... Read More

Maggie Beer’s Big Mission – Episode 1

Malnourishment Risk  One of the key drivers for the project that Maggie Beer mentions is the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety which highlighted that 68% of residents in aged care facilities were at risk of malnutrition or are malnourished. This figure was based on data from 2014 in a study that examined 215 ambulant residents across several aged care facilities in Melbourne. It should be noted that outside Australia, a Swedish study published in 2015 followed 318 aged ... Read More

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