Nutrition in Aged Care: a focus on residents’ needs and the new quality standards

Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs AwardedN/A
Performance IndicatorsN/A
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About the webinar:  

With nearly 70% of aged-care residents in Australia malnourished or at risk of malnutrition1, it is vital everybody takes responsibility.  From the kitchen to the bedside, we all have a role to play, and this will become even more evident as we see the new aged care quality standards come into effect on 1 July.  This webinar with keynote speaker Dr Sandra Iuliano will shine a spotlight on both the latest research and practical clinical insights, whilst at the same time highlighting advances and future directions of care for residents.  We invite you to log in and listen to a presentation that will be informative, engaging and thought provoking.

Ref: 1. Sandra Iuliano, Shirley Poon, Xiaofang Wang, Minh Bui and Ego Seeman. Dairy food supplementation may reduce malnutrition risk in institutionalised elderly. British Journal of Nutrition (2017), 117, 142–147

About the speaker:

Dr Sandra Iuliano – Senior Research Officer, Department of Endocrinology, University of Melbourne/Austin Health, Victoria

Dr Sandra Iuliano has researched in the area of nutrition and exercise across the lifespan; specifically to improve musculoskeletal health.  Her research includes the effects of exercise and bone growth in children, vitamin D supplementation to prevent bone loss in adults during prolonged sun deprivation, nutrition-based interventions for falls prevention in older adults and studying the cost of fractures and the benefits of fracture identification and secondary prevention through a hospital-based fracture liaison service.  Her more recent work has involved 60 residential aged-care facilities followed for two years to determine the benefits of a food-based approach to enhance intake of protein and other nutrients to prevent falls and fractures, and to reduce the risk of malnutrition, sarcopenia and functional loss.

Dr Iuliano is a member of the expert committee on healthy aging for the UK dairy council, and the European working group on understanding the role of the dairy matrix in health and fracture risk. She is an advocate for a food-first approach when addressing nutrition not only in residential aged-care, but nutrition across the lifespan. She has been summoned to provide evidence at the Royal Commission into Quality and Safety in Aged-Care where she hopes to establish minimal nutrition standards in aged-care to ensure good nutritional practices to benefit all older adults in residential aged-care and in those receiving home care.


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Dr Sandra Iuliano