A 2021 study by the Royal Commission of Aged Care Quality & Safety identified the risk of malnutrition among aged care residents is at a staggering 68%. This impacts the wellbeing of our elderly, including higher risk of illness, slower recovery time and a decline in overall health.
It means that families who are sending their loved ones to aged care facilities are faced with these risks, despite paying up to $21,000 for care per year. Food waste is also a concern when residents don’t eat the food they are served. Unfortunately, tracking food consumption to uphold quality standards at this scale has historically been widely complex and difficult to achieve.
So how do we tackle this problem?
Compass Group Australia’s MealVision solution utilises the power of Deloitte’s innovative cloud and AI technologies to monitor the food consumption of aged care residents.
Ansh Bordia, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting Data and AI, explains, “MealVision uses a scanning unit and AI-enhanced data to track the aged care residents’ eating habits and alert staff of who may be at a risk of malnutrition – thereby flagging issues before they progress.”
"MealVision is a life-changing solution which applies Deloitte’sspeciality expertise in data, cloud and AI to track food consumption – ensuring that aged care residents maintain a balanced diet and can experience a thriving and fulfilling life."
Nik Babaii Rizvandi, Specialist Director, Deloitte ConsultingStrategy AI and Transfor
"We all know someone living in aged care and it really matters to know they are getting a good quality of life. We were so excited to help solve this food tracking problem and to know the real improvements this will make for those living in aged care."
- James Triggs, Director, Deloitte Consulting Data and AI.
“What sets this breakthrough innovation apart is not only the cutting-edge technology, but the unique combination with our top-tier nutritional menus and excellent care services. By merging the latest in food consumption measurement technology with our unmatched commitment to providing exceptional care and nutrition, we’ve created a first-in-class solution that puts the health and wellbeing of residents at the forefront.”
Lea Cornelius, General Manager Digital & Technology, Compass Group Australia