Runwood Homes and Sanders Senior Living have launched a specialist Vitamin D rich menu in response to COVID-19 research.
All care homes across the group will receive Vitamin D for residents from 4 January and the remainder of the winter following studies indicating the supplement might help protect against COVID-19.
Chris Williams, Head of Hospitality and Executive Chef at Runwood Homes Senior Living, said: “All of our menus have undergone further analysis to ascertain how we can best enhance Vitamin D in residents daily diets, we further reviewed all homes to ensure the balance of dishes on menus is suitable going into the winter months.
“Fortification information and recipes have also been shared with homes to further enhance the intake of Vitamin D and I continue to work with the entire group in respect of the very best local produce made available in line with our residents’ preference and choice.”
Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer for Runwood Homes and Sanders Senior Living, added: “We must continually embrace the research available to us and proactively move to ensure at grass-roots level we are doing all we can to enhance the lives of our most vulnerable.
“Simple measures are often the most effective and food plays such a big part in all our lives, therefore, Chris and his team have taken forward the Vitamin D initiative across our homes and staff are talking about this initiative with residents and families alike.”