We would like to welcome Karen Humphreys to the SummitCare team. Karen is an accredited practicing dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. SummitCare are extremely lucky to have her on board as she has over 20 years experience as a dietitian working with the elderly in hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Karen's experience includes nutritional management of conditions such as Malnutrition, Diabetes, Stroke, Bowel disease and Enteral feeding, but she also offers advice on general lifestyle nutritional care. Maintaining a balanced diet is vital for optimal health and total wellbeing. Our bodies require energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly - food can provide this. 

" I enjoy working with the teams at the SummitCare centres, the residents and their families. Making a difference that can improve the customers quality of life is a passion of mine and working in the aged care environment is a very rewarding experience." - Karen Humphreys

Karen's services include:

  1. Weight reviews and recommendations for people requiring nutrition intervention
  2. Clinical Nutrition Assessments
  3. Menu coding for easy identification of nutritional value of meals.
  4. Menu Assessment and Reviews. 
  5. Audits on food service
  6. Education sessions for staff on aspects of “Nutrition in Aged Care”
  7. Nutritional care in the home

    Click here to view Karen's recipes.