The first area of focus when a Pressure Injury develops should ALWAYS be nutrition. You see, a resident with a Pressure Injury (PI) is generally a malnourished resident.
And when defining malnutrition, it does not merely come down to a resident’s current weight. Residents who are considered obese can still most certainly be malnourished.
In fact, a recent hospital-based study found that obese malnourished patients were 11 TIMES more likely to develop a PI! The patients in the study were...
Founder Of The Lantern Project
Cherie is founder of The Lantern Project, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with 14 years’ experience in private practice and director of My Nutrition Clinic. Cherie is passionate about ensuring aged care residents are well nourished and excited about eating.
While living in aged care, having a hearty meal can be the highlight of a resident’s day. A good meal can satisfy hunger, lift moods and be a focal point for socialising.
But in aged care, who decides what the residents eat? And how much say do facilities get from those who are eating the meals?
The Lantern Project is about giving aged care residents the quality of life they deserve through good food and nutrition, and through a new initiative...
In May and June this year, our team embarked on a Lantern Aged Care Food Safari at 8 identified innovative aged care organisations (Feroscare Residential, NoosaCare, HammondCare, Salvation Army, Feroscare Community, RSL Care, Arcare, Crowley) in Australia with the purpose to immerse within their food culture and walk in the shoes of the staff. Food safari teams were tasked to identify, document and further explore the impact of one novel idea identified at each site (one “little thing”) with the purpose...