Our Dietitians carry out home visits to many people in our community. In addition we have a number of elderly people and /or their carers who attend appointments at Coffs Coast Nutrition.
Home visits are carried out at no cost to Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA) recipients. A basic doctor's referral is required for this.
There is a small fee for non-DVA people who require a home visit.
Aged Care Facilities:
Our Dietitians are experienced in consulting to aged care facilities, community organisations & private hospitals.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the following aged care services:
- Regular or on-call dietetics services
- Menu reviews & menu planning
- Recipe analysis (for calorie/kJ, protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre, calcium content etc)
- Staff education
- Malnutrition screening
- Locum or leave cover for your regular dietitian
- Home visits
Our friendly & caring Dietitians understand the value of good nutrition in preserving quality of life in older people. Few people realise that our elderly population actually have increased requirements for protein as well as a number of other nutrients. Our Dietitians often find that a few simple dietary changes can make the world of difference. In some cases this may involve the use of specific additional vitamin/mineral supplementation as well as high protein/high energy drinks and some modifications to the person's usual dietary intake.