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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Australia was recently launched. Dr Cherie Hugo is best known as the founder of The Lantern Project – where she is leading the way in shining the light for older Australians. In this webinar, she’ll unpack the current findings of the Royal Commission and what lies ahead; as well as how dietitians can get involved.
This webinar will cover:
- An overview of what is happening with the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care (eg TOR) within Australia
- Hearings and findings thus far;
- How to make a submission and how dietitians can get involved
- What this means for dietitians and the nutrition landscape in aged care for the future
- We will conclude with an interactive Q&A
About the presenter:
Dr Cherie Hugo is a specialist dietitian in older adult nutrition, Director of My Nutrition Clinic and founder of The Lantern Project.
Cherie is committed to demonstrating practical ways to improve quality of life through improvements in nutritional status. Cherie founded The Lantern Project, which is a national trans disciplinary collaboration, in 2013 focusing on improving older Australian’s quality of life through the joy of food. The collaboration now has over 850 aged care stakeholders nationwide. She is the chair of the National Nutrition and Mealtimes Technical Advisory Committee focuses on aged care workforce and training. Cherie completed her PhD last year focusing on the complexity of the aged care food and nutrition system. Cherie and her team wrote the guidelines for the new Aged Care Quality Standards with regards to Nutrition and Hydration, Clinical Deterioration and Unplanned Weight Loss. Cherie has a firm grounding in clinical dietetics with 10 years as the sole dietitian at John Flynn Hospital (and 3 years as sole dietitian at Pindara Private Hospital). She has run her own private practice over the past 15 years.