There’s been an extraordinary focus recently on food and nutrition within the age care setting because of the Royal Commission, which is incredible. We do know, however, that the vast majority of older adults live in the community, and they face many of the same risk factors for malnutrition as hospital patients: health conditions, cognitive and physical decline, appetite changes, food insecurity and social isolation. So, what can we do? Tune into this podcast with dietitian Susan Bloomfield-Stone to find out! In the episode, Susan also shares her top tips for dietitians working with this client group.
Susan Bloomfield-Stone is a clinical dietitian, currently working in the Malnutrition Intervention Clinic at Concord Hospital. She has a wealth of clinical experience across a variety of medical specialties and has spent her career working in several different metropolitan tertiary teaching hospitals. Susan has a profound interest in patient and family centred care and is committed to helping patients achieve their nutrition goals, through a combination of evidenced based practices and a nurturing holistic care approach. She is a member of the Dietitians Association Australia and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Susan’s career journey into the malnutrition space
- The common nutrition challenges older adults face
- How to motivate this patient population
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