We offer a person-centred focus in supporting clients with cognitive, physical, sensory, neurological and intellectual disabilities under the NDIS.
Support Chef Program: Education in planning and preparing of meals, shopping lists and groceries shopping, cooking skills and food safety. This may include education for carers.
Practical resources and tools to assist with eating, feeding and cooking including portion tools and meal time feeding resources, shopping tours, food safe handling, enhanced recipe and meal development. This may include education for carers.
Guidance on eating out and eating socially, including how to choose suitable foods from fast food outlets and menus. This may include education for carers.
Assistance with managing Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and medical grade nutritional supplements. Adherence to PEG feeding regimes, how to order feeds and consumables through NDIS and HEN, troubleshooting and education on caring for the PEG site and equipment. Education is available to carers.
We offer home visit services enabling us to provide a more customised service and understanding of your particular needs, lifestyle and work with the resources and support you already have in place.
A Dietitian can assist individuals with the following common nutrition issues:
Swallowing disorders and feeding difficulties e.g. post stroke, due to dementia, due to physical disability, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease etc.
Transition to and maintenance of enteral/tube feeding
Food allergies and intolerances
Individual dietary assessment
General healthy eating for busy and active people
Group education sessions
Dietary advice regarding high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels
Fussy eating/self limited diets common in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Undernutrition and nutrition support
Changes to appetite or weight
Vitamin or mineral deficiencies
Weight management, particularly when it affects mobility and ability to undertake physical therapies
Meal planning and preparation, cooking, food shopping and food safety
Assistance and education in managing health conditions such as Diabetes, kidney disease, Anaemia, Osteoporosis and other bone problems, wound healing, depression, anxiety, high/low blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea.
Our Accredited Practising Dietitians provide a person centered approach to ensure each individual’s needs, preferences and goals are considered. They also work closely with the circle of support of the Participant to ensure the most effective management of their nutrition issues and other health problems.