Catering Services Update from Adrian Silaghi, Head of Catering Services for Nellsar Limited

In order to keep our residents’ loved ones informed and assured, we recently sent a letter to all of our families detailing the Catering measures we are taking in the provision of nutrition and hydration in our Nellsar Homes.

Read on for more details on the measures we are taking:

• Emergency menus: In the extremely unlikely event of very limited stock being available to our Homes we have an emergency menu prepared.

• Emergency stock: We have compiled emergency food stock to cover any potential food shortage(s) or delayed deliveries.

• Staff contingency plans: We have written a plan detailing who would cover any potential staff shortages, and the types of training those people would need in terms of: menus, food safety, hygiene, modified food textures, kitchen resources, individuals’ needs – medical allergies, diabetes, fortification, reduced calorie diets, sodium restricted diets, digestive problems or cultural.

• High levels of essential foods: We are well-equipped with a wide variety of – and alternatives for – starchy foods, high protein foods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. We also plan to bake our own bread in-house, and we can make our own yoghurt with a new technology (yogurt is a great source of vitamin D which regulates the immune system).

• Lines of communication: We keep in touch with all local suppliers on a regular basis – from fruits and vegetables, to dairy produce, and fresh meat and fish from the butcher – we maintain great relationships and they never let us down. Each supplier assures us they will give plenty of notice if they foresee any potential problems with supply.

• Continuing to offer a balanced diet: We offer residents and staff fresh home-made lemonade (it is high in vitamin C which helps white cells to fight against infections); ginger (which can help reduce sore throat sand other inflammatory illnesses), garlic (it contains valuable nutrients and immune-boosting properties from allicin); red pepper (which contains plenty of C vitamin which helps the body absorb iron); broccoli (it is high in antioxidants vitamins A, C and E); almonds (they contain vitamin E which is key to a healthy immune system); and fruit salads – general foods that boost our immune system.

Adrian Silaghi
Head of Catering Services for Nellsar Limited.

Click here to read the letter sent to our residents’ families.

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Nellsar has 13 Care Homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex

Care Home in Bromley

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home in Maidstone

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Care Home in Dartford

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The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
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St Winifreds Care Home in Deal, Kent

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home Surrey

Princess Christian Care Home
SURREY

Silverpoint Court Residential
Care Home ESSEX

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Care Home in Bromley

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

The Old Downs Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

St Winifreds Care Home in Deal Kent

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home
WOKING

Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home
CANVEY ISLAND