About our Residential Aged Care Team

If you’re looking for Aged Care Dietitians who deliver friendly, professional, and effective services, then we are pleased to introduce our Residential Aged Care team. Our specialised Residential Aged Care team works across sites in Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney and remotely to rural areas, improving food and nutrition provision to support aged care consumers.

Enjoyable food and nutrition is essential for the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of older Australians. Optimum Intake Dietitians promote food as ‘more than just nutrients on a plate.’ We aim to bring food to life, to make it appealing as it has a significant impact on health outcomes.

Our Residential Aged Care team are passionate and driven to increase access to good quality, nutritious foods and decrease the rates of malnutrition. Optimum Intake Dietitians does not accept that weight loss is a normal part of the aging process, rather a change in dietary and feeding requirements. Consumers often experience a small appetite or may have medical issues that make eating more complex. This is why we provide support to ensure our consumers are as nourished as possible.

We work collaboratively with Aged Care Facilities, supporting our Facility Managers, Care Managers, Chefs, Catering Managers and teams to improve food provision and the meal time experience for those who need it most. Optimum Intake Dietitians are the specialists in nutrition and food provision for your Aged Care Facility.

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Optimum Intake Dietitians are the professionals to provide nutrition screening, assessment and medical nutrition therapy to older Australians experiencing:

  • Malnutrition and dehydration,
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems),
  • Chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal failure),
  • Enteral tube feeding,
  • Dementia care,
  • Wound care,
  • Food allergy and food intolerance.

What makes us so different?

Optimum Intake Dietitians have a specialised team who are highly skilled and work solely within Residential Aged Care Facilities. We understand the complexity of this area and devote the time needed to understand and achieve optimal outcomes for consumers. Team Leader, Morgan Boughton, is an experienced and passionate dietitian who supports the Residential Aged Care team and works on quality improvement within Optimum Intake Dietitians.

“The best part of my job is contributing to a positive workplace culture and ensuring that the Residential Aged Care team at Optimum Intake Dietitians feel supported. We can make such a difference in providing a link between management, clinical and catering teams in Residential Aged Care Facilities. The part I find most satisfying is when we have built a relationship of trust and established a plan, whether that is around malnutrition screening as a team, or coming up with an intervention for an individual. Knowing that our team works hard to establish nutrition care aligned with the Aged Care Quality Standards and works together alongside passionate teams in Aged Care Facilities, making a difference to those who need it most is the best part of my role. “ – Morgan, Team Leader.

Please note: for all on-site visits our Dietitians comply with current government regulations relating to Covid-19 vaccination mandates, criminal record checks, personal hygiene, use of PPE, and social distancing.

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Morgan Boughton

Aged Care Team Leader

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