Dietetics

What is dietetics?

Dietetics focuses on an individual's nutritional needs and eating habits. Registered dietitians are valuable members of the health care team, providing health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and supportive care.

Receiving care in your home or community

Registered dietitians provide diet assessments, develop nutritional plans and menus, and support individuals and families with making dietary changes. Dietitians are especially helpful for patients with cancer, diabetes, digestive, or swallowing disorders.

How we can help

Saint Elizabeth's registered dietitians provide services in a variety of settings including homes, hospitals and long term care homes. We can provide:

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition plans.
  • Education and counselling for individuals, families and caregivers.
  • Assessment of nutrient/diet/drug interactions, and counselling to minimize related adverse implications.
  • Pediatric nutrition care services at home and in school.
  • Consultation with health care teams and written documentation of activities.
  • Support for seniors who have swallowing difficulties.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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