Dietitian Services

We offer dietitian services to support people to live their lives. Our services are mobile and we are equipped to provide video or telephone assessments to suit each client’s individual needs.

Focus ACT has a commitment to provide supports that show respect for diversity, promote inclusion, increase choice, and control and promote equality of opportunity. We work with people of all ages.

Some of the more common services we provide are:

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General dietary advice

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Counselling for lifestyle changes

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Nutrition care plans for you and your support providers

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Mealtime management plans for texture-modified and sensory diets

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Meal planning frameworks and adapted recipes

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Shopping and cooking skills training for you and your support providers

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Workshops and training for Disability Support Providers

All new clients will receive an initial assessment. During this assessment, the Dietician will discuss the client’s specific goals and may recommend some of the services listed above.

Following the initial assessment, you will receive an assessment summary along with your intervention program that details services and associated pricing, so that you know exactly what you are getting with your funding.

Our Dietitian

Taylor is passionate about supporting her clients with practical and sustainable strategies to suit their lifestyle. She has experience with a wide range of medical conditions and abilities, that has developed into a special interest in helping those members of our community that are most vulnerable and need tailored, understanding, and non-judgemental support.

Taylor can help you with a wide range of different conditions including:

  • Chronic disease prevention and management including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and fatty or chronic liver disease
  • Nutrition support and advice for managing eating disorders and disordered eating patterns
  • Strategies to increase body weight or manage malnutrition
  • A balanced and sustainable approach to weight loss
  • Identifying and managing nutritional factors for gastrointestinal conditions, issues or discomfort (bloating, pain and irregular bowel movements)
  • Managing texture modified diet due to dysphagia
  • Developing and managing enteral feeding regimens
  • Supported decision making strategies for caring for people with intellectual disability.

Qulifications:

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Association Australia (DA)
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the Universityof Newcastle

Pricing

NDIS participants can pay for dietitian services using one of the following service categories:

  • Improved Daily Living
  • Improved Health & Wellbeing

Prices for NDIS participants follow the most current NDIS price guides, currently $193.99/hour as of July 2021.

Focus is also able to provide services through Medicare, DVA, and other private health funds. Please note that prices are subject to change.

Allied Health Agreement Terms and Conditions >

To enquire about our services, or to make a referral, please download and complete the below Dietetics Referral Form. Once completed, please email to allied.health@focusact.org

Dietetics Referral Form

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