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Home Care Packages &
Short-term Restorative Care

At Healthiest Version of You, we focus on providing high quality nutrition care for our aging population and support them with any complex medical conditions. We are dedicated to listening intently to our client's needs, goals and desires for their life so that we may provide tailored nutrition advice that is both suitable and realistic for them to achieve. Whether those goals involve building muscle strength, losing or gaining weight to increase mobility or simply eating a more balanced diet to support a healthy lifestyle. 

Appointment Types

NDIS Dietitian Gold Coast Individual Consultations

Individual Consultations

During our dietetic appointments, we will complete

the following:

 

  • Full comprehensive clinical nutrition assessment including anthropometric body measurements (if relevant)

  • Nutrition goal setting

  • Nutrition education to empower you to make informed choices about your health

  • Develop nutrition strategies together to create a healthy relationship with food

  • Make recommendations around nutrition supports if deemed necessary. E.g. the use of oral nutrition supplements or a meal delivery service (to cover the cost of preparation and delivery only) or devices that may assist with preparing meals or promote self-feeding. 

  • Review of goals, progress & success of nutrition strategies implemented

  • Nutrition guidance, support and accountability to help you work towards achieving your wellbeing goals and becoming the healthiest version of you!

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Grocery Shopping Guidance

When you've been food shopping, have you ever wondered which products are better for you? For example, which muesli bars to pick, which yoghurt brand is better to buy, which sauces would be healthier options? Or maybe you're curious about how to make healthier swaps for the current food products you purchase. With this service, we can meet you at your local grocery shop (I.e. Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, IGA) and help you make smarter and more informed choices on the food and beverage products you purchase. We teach your how to read food labels, understand the confusing marketing on packaging and look out for food allergens (e.g. soy, gluten)

 

We can assist to help reduce your salt and sugar intake, increase protein or fibre intake and reduce or increase calories for weight management. You may use this service as a 'one-off' service or you may like to revisit your grocery shopping food items every few months or as needed. 

NDIS Dietitian Mobile Gold Coast Report Writing

Report Writing

After completing an initial nutrition assessment, we will write a report to your case manager so they are informed of your nutritional needs. The report will include any health conditions, disabilities and other impairments that may have that reduces your functional capacity to complete your daily activities or achieve your health and wellbeing goals. 
 
With expertise in the field of nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, we have the training, skills and expertise to provide evidence that assists your case managers to attain the nutrition an dietetic supports you may require.  We will advocate for your nutritional needs to help you build capacity to achieve your wellbeing goals and independence in your everyday life.

NDIS Dietitian Mobile Gold Coast Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Meal planning can be a great way of saving you time and money. It may reduce stress, decision fatigue, food waste and helps create food awareness including learning appropriate food portions.  Generally, meal planning and preparing your own meals at home can offer a diet lower in salt, sugar, energy (calories), preservatives, chemicals, packaging and increase your nutrient intake as your diet is optimised.

 

We can help you create your own meal plan (after providing some healthy eating education) if you prefer to learn how to do it yourself or we can develop one for you. Both options will ensure we work towards creating a simple, balanced diet and an adequate intake from a wide variety of food and beverage sources to achieve your desired health goals. 

NDIS Dietitian Mobile Gold Coast Staff Training

Staff Training

Training staff (such as carers or support workers) on relevant areas of nutrition for their clients. E.g. meal preparation for diabetes management, tube feeding management, malnutrition in the aged care services

Why is nutrition essential as we age?

The importance of nutrition for the aging population cannot be overstated, as it plays a vital role in enhancing quality of life, promoting health, and prolonging independence. As individuals age, their nutritional needs change due to factors such as a slower metabolism, changes in taste and appetite, and the body's decreased ability to absorb certain nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium. 

 

Adequate nutrition helps to prevent and manage age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. A well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients supports cognitive function, maintains muscle mass and strength, and boosts the immune system, thereby reducing the risk of infections, illnesses. Hydration and balanced dietary choices can improve energy levels, promote better sleep patterns, improve wound healing and contribute to emotional well-being. 

 

Without adequate nutrition to meet the body’s needs, there is a higher risk of developing malnutrition, experiencing functional decline (including inability to grocery shop for and prepare own meals) and likely an increase in hospital admissions or longer hospital stays. Poor nutrition or under nutrition is one of the major reasons why older people become frail and lose their independence.

Client Safety

Ashleigh upholds the relevant checks to ensure patient safety including:

  • Yellow Card

  • Blue Card

  • Police Checks

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

Please fill out the HCP referral form below to start engaging with your community Dietitian. We will be in contact with you or your requested support person shortly after the form has submitted. 

 

Alternatively, you can call us directly on 0467 935 005 or email admin@healthiestversionofyou.com.au

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