Liz Purcell

Liz qualified as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian in 1997 and since then has developed extensive clinical expertise in a range of practice domains and across the continuum of care.

Liz was recognized for her professional achievements last year, when awarded her Advanced APD status by the Dietetic Association of Australia.

Liz will be presenting A Malnutrition Model of Care (MOC) showing significant contribution to reduced length of stay, increased independence and improved resident & staff satisfaction within our local aged care facilities.

Malnutrition is a massively unrecognized national problem within Australian Aged Care facilities. Caused by disease?! Or simply lack of awareness?  Complex in nature & devastating in consequence, it requires urgent attention. A new innovative Malnutrition Model of Care, piloted at one VIC and one QLD facility has led to significant positive clinical outcomes, including a reduction in pressure injuries and falls, fewer hospital admissions and shorter length of stays.  Additional data shows improved staff satisfaction and renewed passion in nutrition management. Please come along and see how this has developed over the past 18 months and is being achieved through passionate leadership, collaborative partnerships and tailored specific client centered care.

Monday Concurrent A2: Innovation- Food and Dining Focus 12:00-12:30