REPUBLISHED: How our residential aged-care system doesn’t care about older people’s emotional needs

Republished from The Conversation Most aged-care residents don’t feel like they are loved or belong in their facility. Image from shutterstock.com Lee-Fay Low, University of Sydney All humans have fundamental needs. These are physiological (food, drink, clothing, sleep), safety (emotional … Continue reading REPUBLISHED: How our residential aged-care system doesn’t care about older people’s emotional needs

Nutrition and Dietetics – for Aged Care Panel Discussion

Who what where and why? But first, how about this for a title?   BNutDiet, BSc(Hons), PhD, APD Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Flinders University).   Impressive! Hotel Services Management Solutions have announced Dr Alison … Continue reading Nutrition and Dietetics – for Aged Care Panel Discussion

Ellis Wilkinson, creating healthy opportunities for aged care food discussions

Ellis Wilkinson. You couldn’t get anyone more passionate about food in aged care! But who is Ellis Wilkinson and why is he interested in innovation and changes for the Aged Care Hospitality Services sector? Catering expert Ellis Wilkinson is using his passion and skill to help create positive change around food quality and service for residents in aged care. Ellis is the director of Hotel Services Management Solutions, a management consultancy focusing all operational functions within catering, cleaning and laundry services. With over 30 years’ experience within the food services and hospitality industry as an executive chef, and within management … Continue reading Ellis Wilkinson, creating healthy opportunities for aged care food discussions

Innovation and Changes For Aged Care Hospitality Services

Hotel Services Management Solulions brings you the Tasting Australia event, the “Innovation and Changes Forum Aged Care Hospitality Services” This forum will be a detailed look at aged care cookery and the changes it has undergone in recent years – and where it is heading. With a focus on creating a sustainable future for the industry, the event will showcase molecular gastronomy, demonstrating its place in aged care cookery. It encourages those currently working in hospitality who wish to create positive impact; either to understand how to improve the consumer experience through the use of food, that takes in consideration … Continue reading Innovation and Changes For Aged Care Hospitality Services

SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Thank you for having me. For those I have not yet met, for your knowledge, I have worked with Ron Corso since 2010 through the UniSA Idea Generation class. We have written two papers specifically looking at the combination of creativity and … Continue reading SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

Mum has always loved getting my postcards sent to her via Touchnote. If you haven’t heard of it, Touchnote is a postcard-sending service. #hattip Touchnote first came into my world via Helen Sanderson. The Wiki explanation of Helen is this: she … Continue reading Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

Article republished from The Conversation.Written by Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Abbas Kouzani, Deakin University; Russell Oliver, Deakin University; Scott Adams, Deakin University; Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, and Susan Balandin, Deakin University   It’s hard to imagine food prepared in a … Continue reading How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is a stop start stalling affair

The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” Is more like a playground Is more revealing than expected of not caring with dignity, continues. And it needs exposure. As a carer, do … Continue reading The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is a stop start stalling affair

Why it’s time to unshackle yourself from old ideas about ‘the stages of life’

Around age 40 to 50, our body begins to deteriorate. Permanent strains and greying hair are just the beginning, soon followed by glasses and hearing aids. Women become infertile, and other losses in function leaves us needing pacemakers and hip replacements. Continue reading Why it’s time to unshackle yourself from old ideas about ‘the stages of life’

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more than conversations

The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” Is more like a playground Is more revealing than expected continues. It’s a lifestyle change. The days are well and truly gone when … Continue reading The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more than conversations

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more revealing than expected

The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” and The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more like a playground continues. Yes, I have been revealed. Exposed. Thrown … Continue reading The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more revealing than expected

Interacting with experts: Jim Manning speaks

FaceBook has brought me many friends. Some to poke, share posts, throw sheep, discuss concepts and theories. Whatever. And then some come along and share with me so much insight, wisdom and deep understanding that it makes me shut-up and listen. I met Jim Manning through his FB group “Save the Australian Wine Industry”. We held a common interest in wine – him with his group (and many winery friends) and me with my own wine group, Bring out the Dead Reds – that we had so much to discuss. Jim’s passion for conversation and making things happen were very … Continue reading Interacting with experts: Jim Manning speaks