Submitted to Nick Morgan, Assistant Secretary, Support at Home Reform Branch

Dietitians have an important role in aged care. This includes the:

  • assessment and dietary management of clients with chronic disease and malnutrition
  • planning and coordination of food service within aged care homes and home delivered meal programs
  • training of aged care sector staff.

Dietitians Australia supports the Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety’s recommendation to implement a new aged care program and funding model for care at home.

The proposed design for the Support at Home Program includes some positive features that promote independence, reablement and quality of life as people age at home.

Our organisation, and our members who work in community aged care, have provided some recommendations and solutions for program improvement.

Discover our feedback in the full submission.

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