Nutrition and exercise
Nutrition and exercise for the elderly in our care homes
Here at Sanctuary Care our teams continually work hard to enrich the lives of our residents. Where nutrition and exercise is concerned, our catering teams pride themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals and our activities leaders in delivering tailored care home activities for our residents.
We understand that a resident’s nutritional and physical needs can change over time including those living with dementia, which is why we are always striving to continually improve our residents’ experiences during mealtimes and activities.
The benefits of care home activities
Exercise is crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing whatever our age and in our later years may also improve the quality of life for you or your loved one.
Our wonderful activities teams are leading the way by offering regular fun exercises for our residents which cater for all abilities, including chair exercises for seniors, wheelchair exercises and exercise activities for people with dementia which host a wide range of health benefits - read more about our inspirational activities leaders and wellbeing activities for the elderly in our care homes below.
You can also read more about the benefits of exercise for the elderly on the NHS website.
The key to getting food and nutrition in our care homes right is ensuring we make use of high-quality nutritious ingredients in our meals and respecting the diversity of our residents and their care needs, which can change over time – tailoring menus to engage individual residents and stimulating their senses and meal time memories.
From our dementia dining to our Asian lifestyle care homes in London and Leicestershire, you can read more about how our care homes and amazing staff cater for our individual residents during mealtimes so that it’s always a pleasurable focal point.
Find out more about the food and dining experience in our care homes.