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Nutrition and Dietetics for Healthy Aging

Healthy eating for aged care.

Find out how changes in your diet can prevent disease and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Our Dietitians will work with you to maintain a diet tailored to your needs.

Our Dietitian can give advice about food and nutrition to help with:

  • raised blood glucose levels
  • type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • heart disease and high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • weight loss or gain
  • food allergies and food intolerances, such as coeliac disease and FODMAPS
  • loss of appetite
  • chewing difficulties
  • nutritional deficiencies including iron deficiency, anaemia, and vitamin D deficiency.

We can offer you help and advice about day-to-day activities including:

  • food selection
  • shopping, including reading food labels and budgeting
  • cooking
  • recipe ideas and modifications.

Our services are:

  • low cost or free
  • culturally-sensitive
  • tailored to children
  • available in languages
    other than English.

 

Referrals

How to access Healthy Aging Hub services

We recommend you book an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral for one of the Healthy Aging Hub services at North Richmond Community Health.

North Richmond Community Health have experienced, highly skilled male and female general practitioners that can provide referrals. Please make an appointment by calling (03) 9418 9800 or book online at nrch.com.au/services/doctors

What about My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a Government organisation that can help you to find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them.

You can receive a referral from My Aged Care by calling the Contact Centre on 1800 200 422.

Make sure you tell the My Aged Care Contact Centre that you would like to receive allied health and therapy services at North Richmond Community Health.

For more advice on how to get a referral, call our Healthy Aging Hub

Interpreters

Telephone and on-site interpreters can be arranged in any language at no cost to you.

 

North Richmond Community Health’s Nutrition and Dietetics service is supported by the Victorian Government.

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