Food services in residential aged care: Financial, personnel, and service delivery factors (2008–2011)

Abstract:
We take a multidimensional view of food intake and malnutrition in residential aged care, including: the amount of food wastage; rates of malnutrition & malnutrition risk; resident foodservice satisfaction & resident characteristics; level amount of eating assistance provided; foodservice personnel & foodservice system characteristics like special diets; & financial system traits. The research will provide a robust basis for ensuring food services are high quality, resident-focused and delivered better. It will provide evidence of the need for foodservice systems & strategies that maximise residents' independence, autonomy and quality of life, & thereby assist in preventing/managing the national problem of malnutrition in aged care.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Acting Head of School
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Lecturer
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Emeritus Professor
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor in Speech Pathology
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Conjoint Professor
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council