Submitted to Department of Health and Aged Care.
Dietitians Australia considers it vital that the Statement of Rights within the new Aged Care Act acknowledges and includes the human right to a standard of food, nutrition and nutritional care that supports health, wellbeing and quality of life.
These rights must apply to the standard of food, nutrition and nutritional care provided in Commonwealth funded residential aged care homes, as well as the standard of food, nutrition and nutritional care provided to older people receiving aged care services in the community and meals at home (via home-delivered meal programs).
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