Late last year the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission announced amendments to the NDIS practice standards and quality indicators.
Two of these changes look at mealtime management and severe dysphagia management.
What does this mean for you?
NDIS providers will be assessed against these standards. Providers will need to invest in staff training for everyone involved in providing meals or drinks and assisting at mealtimes. Much of this training will be individualized and specific to each client.
Speech pathologists are the allied health professionals who assess and prescribe plans for meal time management and dysphagia. Dieticians can work with our Speech Pathologist in creating specialised textured diets that help maintain the client’s nutrition and hydration needs, keep their interest and enjoyment of food, and meet any chronic disease requirements.
Need to learn more?
We have produced a detailed video explaining the changes to the NDIS practice standards and quality indicators and what that will mean for your personal and organisational responsibility for mealtime management and dysphagia management within the coming weeks as more information is provided.
As Allied Health Professionals we take our role very seriously in supporting clients and their service provider with mealtime management plans and dysphagia management. It could be worth chatting to our team to find out how to get started on 1300 588 851. Until next time,