Jordan Lofts BN&D APD (Hons)
Jordan is a compassionate and friendly member of Optimum Intake’s Residential Aged Care team. She has a special interest in chronic disease management such as diabetes and oncology specific nutrition. Jordan has experience working as a hospital dietitian, working with adults and the elderly in the neurosurgery, gynaecology and acute admission unit. Since joining Optimum Intake in 2021, Jordan has been a strong advocate for educating and sharing her knowledge to care staff on the common misconceived notion that weight loss and malnutrition is an acceptable part of ageing. Jordan understands that Malnutrition can lead to poor health, loss of mobility and loss of independence and can have a major impact on quality of life. Unintentional weight loss of 3-5kg within 6 months is a concern.
If a person is already underweight, even one or two days of reduced food and fluid intake can rapidly lead to severe weight and muscle loss. There are many factors for why this occurs including chronic medical conditions, decreased appetite, lack of interest in food, chewing problems and loneliness. Jordan works within a multidisciplinary team framework, that enables her residents to access services such as mental health, speech pathology and physical movement supports to ensure our nutrition recommendations compliment and meet our consumers goals. She is a valued member of the residential aged care team providing nutritional support for older Australians, helping her clients improve their quality of life through nutrition.
Jordan graduated as a Dietitian from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Lofts is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a member of Dietitian Australia. Jordan has wanted to be a Dietitian since she was 12 years old and is passionate about helping individuals improve their health through nutrition. Jordan looks forward to building a supportive relationship with Aged Care Facilities and the local community, to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for her clients.