Participant Support

We work closely with our clients, families, and support teams to provide outstanding service for our participants to get the most out of their budget.

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Our dietitians support people with disabilities for a range of reasons, including:

 

  • Support and education in eating a nutritious diet
  • Underweight or excess weight gain which impacts on a physical or social function
  • Supporting growth and development in children and adolescence
  • Pressure injuries (e.g. poor wound healing, pressure sores)
  • Non-oral feeding and tube weaning (such as PEG feeding)
  • Supportive diets for difficulties with chewing and swallowing
  • Fussy or picky eating, food refusal or limited range of foods eaten which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and poor social or participation outcomes.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (reflux, constipation, loose stools, lack of fibre/fluid)

What services can our dietitians provide you?

 

  • Practical healthy eating advice
  • Chronic disease management (including diabetes, high cholesterol, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, kidney disease, gastrointestinal conditions)
  • Assistance with managing Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and nutritional supplements for PEG feeds.
  • Nutrition assistance for texture modified diets such as soft and puree.
  • Advice for overweight, underweight or malnutrition
  • Meal planning, recipes and meal ideas
  • Meal preparation and cooking (we can provide cooking classes in the home)
  • Healthy supermarket tours
  • Training and education for carers

Our dietitians commitment to you:

  •  Friendly, dedicated and experienced dietitians
  • A service that will lead to improved independence
  • Person-centred care – help you facilitate choice over your nutrition interventions
  • Tailored education to suit your needs, including those with cognitive, physical, sensory, neurological and intellectual limitations
  • Nutrition advice tailored to your disability needs, goals and personal preferences e.g. functional capability and budget
  • A service that supports optimal quality of life – we won’t take away your favourite foods or judge what’s in your pantry. 
 
 
 

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