Nutrition assistance for seniors who want to live well
Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of maintaining your wellbeing and energy levels as you age.
Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians will work with you to assess your nutritional needs and tailor a nutritional care plan just for you. We also provide nutrition education and tips on how you can make changes to your diet to help you manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes. Learn how to menu plan, shop for your personal nutritional needs and make healthy tasty meals with ease.
Benefits of working with our dietitians:
- Convenience – all our diet and nutrition services can be accessed from the comfort of your home through our Telehealth program.
- Receive a professional and qualified assessment on your nutritional needs and an individualised care plan.
- Receive useful nutrition education that will help you manage chronic health conditions over time.
Services provided by our dietitians
We provide nutrition care plans for older Australians, including;
- Management of chronic health conditions
- Nutrition for wound healing
- Management of gut health
- Weight management
- Tips on how to stay hydrated
- Prescription of nutritional supplements and therapeutic diets
- Menu planning
- Recipe suggestions.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
One of our friendly staff will visit you at home at a time that works for you.Learn more about in home services
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Diet and Nutrition services are only available through a Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Program.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.More information
Frequently Asked Questions
This service is designed for seniors who are keen to improve their nutritional wellbeing. Be it a one-off assessment, ongoing support, if you are managing a chronic illness or if your doctor has recommended a dietitian consult, we can provide dedicated assistance to you.
Can the Diet and Nutrition service be catered to specific culturally & linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making their recommendations. They will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You can also opt to have your preferred support person included during the consultations, or access interpreting services if required.
This service is delivered by Accredited Practicing Dietitians, who are trained to use the science of food and nutrition to promote health and prevent and treat disease to optimise your health. Our dietitians are accredited with Dietitians Australia.
Dietitians and nutritionists are qualified to provide a range of evidence based nutrition services, but in addition, dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management.
These are provided under our Meal Delivery service. You can find out more about this service here.
Yes, our dietitians can work with you to tailor a meal plan that helps you avoid allergens and manage your intolerances. We will also find healthy alternatives to help you achieve your nutritional goals.
Our dietitians will assess your health condition and work closely with you to assess what supplements you may need in addition to your ongoing nutritional plan. You may be able to utilise your funding allocation to purchase supplements, or if this isn't an option, our dietitians can help you access these at a subsidised rate. This will be discussed with you during the initial consultation.
Our dietitians can give you practical advise on how to modify your meals to reduce incidences of choking and aspiration. This may also include using nutritional supplements. Please note that our dietitians do not assess for dysphagia – this must be done by a Speech Pathologist.
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