The best estimate of malnutrition in Australian community home care settings is around 15% thus ensuring that nutritional needs are met in aged care is an extremely important task. Premier provider of long-term aged care, St Basil’s has exceeded all outcomes in recent accreditation of food safety standards so we talk to them about this complex issue.
At the time of writing, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reportedly infected 5,588,356 people worldwide and 347,873 people are deceased. That number need not have been so high. So what lessons can be learnt?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic we have, in a show of global solidarity, made our own ‘Sophie’s choice” – health over economy, which is the only right decision. Hopefully the current epidemic will help us to realise the acute danger posed by global dissent.