Sunrise Senior Living and its subsidiary Gracewell Healthcare have switched to NEMi Dairy for all its milk supplies.
NEMi is promoted as more healthy than normal milk thanks to a shorter pasteurisation process and the addition of a trace of Selenium, which is said to support peoples immune systems.
NEMi also pays farmers more for their milk in return for a commitment that they adhere to a welfare programme for their cows.
“Here at NEMi we care about our cows, our farmers and our customers; a balance we believe sustains a longer healthier lifecycle,” the company says.
Selenium is needed in old age to fight illness and infection, according to the European Food Safely Authority.
There have also been recent studies that suggest it may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Sunrise and Gracewell have become the first operators in the UK to use NEMi Milk to in all their care homes.
Amanda Scott, managing director of Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare, said: “We are thrilled to be some of the first organisations supplying this product to residents. We believe high quality and nutritious food is synonymous with excellent care, and delivering this is our number one priority.
“Sunrise and Gracewell have always set the standard for high quality and we are committed to continuously innovating and updating our nutritional care.”
Dr Russell Muirhead, GP, Shropdoc chairman and NEMi medical director, added: “I am so pleased to be working with Sunrise Senior Living to promote the health and nutritional benefits of high quality British milk – and with NEMi milk they have the added support which the antioxidant Selenium offers to the immune system. As the population gets older it is increasingly important to protect health and wellbeing to ensure quality of life, and how better to achieve this than through healthy British produce in the diet.”