Optimum Intake aims to ensure that all Central Coast residents >65yrs can access nutrition services in order to ensure optimal health outcomes. Optimum Intake Dietitians are a well established, local service with a focus on increasing access to private home based dietetics services, reducing waiting times and increasing the level of support provided. You will receive that extra personalised service where your dietitian will provide in home educations, meal plans based on the food stores in your cupboard, supplement recommendations when regular food intake is not sufficient, meal preparation demonstrations or family based recipe modifications and much more!
Common requests for at home assessments include: weight loss, decreased oral intake, malnutrition, declining physical ability to cook at home, texture modified/thickened fluids, estimating fluid and calorie requirements, supplement selection, diabetes control etc.
Research has shown that individualised, home based nutrition counselling by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) improves functional status, nutrition status, energy intake and protein intake as well as reducing risk of hospital readmission, mortality and reliance on social services. Regular follow up sessions with an Dietitian also doubles the rate of compliance with dietary plans and nutritional supplementation regimes.
As part of the service, individuals will receive a one on one session with a Dietitian in the comfort of their own home, removing the need to arrange transport and travel to an office. During the first couple of sessions your Dietitian will conduct a comprehensive dietary assessment and prepare a suitable nutrition plan designed specifically to achieve their health goals while acknowledging their individual preferences and cooking abilities.
The referring GP and care team will then receive a report outlining the results of the assessment and treatment plan. After the assessment, individuals are then closely monitored to ensure their goals are being achieved.
We are approved providers of and deliver services under the following models:
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- My Aged Care
- Home Care Packages
- Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan
- Registered for Private Health Fund Rebates
- National Disability Insurance Scheme
To find out more about our services or to book a consultation please contact us on 0499008451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org