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Food Service & Menu Planning in Aged Care

$24.00

This course is designed for nursing staff, personal care workers and catering staff working in aged care. Providing aged care staff with comprehensive information and education about.

  • Menu planning guidelines
  • Improving the nutrition intake of residents in aged care
  • Meeting the nutrition needs of residents in aged care Staff may use this course as a refresher course, or as a comprehensive educational tool. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • By the end of these learning topics, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of consumer positioning during mealtimes
  • Explain the impact of consumer posture on meal assistance and safe swallowing
  • Apply basic dysphagia risk management strategies and know when to refer for further assessment
  • Know how to position and assist the consumer in managing behaviours in the dining area
  • Know how to position and assist the consumer in managing behaviours in the dining area
  • Know how to set up the dining area for sensory-impaired consumers and provide extra support strategies
  • Use staff time most effectively through appropriate dining room set up for supervised and assisted meals
  • Recognise the social and psychological implications with feeding assistance

Course Code: CONSE 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 4 & 8