In its interim report, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified food as a major quality and safety issue. Improving food and the social elements of eating can reduce people’s needs for other aged care services.
The department is partnering with the Maggie Beer Foundation to deliver a National Congress on food, nutrition and the dining experience in aged care.
This survey forms part of a comprehensive review of food, nutrition and the dining experience and will inform Congress discussions. The aim is to find innovative options for improving food and the food experience in aged care services.
Your response, by 11 September, will help give the Congress a complete picture to work with. Please forward the survey to the person in your home who is most responsible for food, hydration and nutrition.