apetito puts the ‘Oomph!’ into dietary learnings for Care Homes
Leading care homes meals provider, apetito, and wellbeing specialist, Oomph!, which is now part of Person Centred Software, have joined forces and announced a strategic partnership that enables care home teams to access valuable dietary expertise to help support their residents.
Staff in care settings with the Oomph! On Demand’ digital platform can now access a range of specialist nutrition content created by apetito, which includes access to a library of transformative information.
Teams can share, learn, and grow from a host of content including webinars, activity resources and videos created by the apetito’s in-house dietitians. Menus and serving suggestions are included that give adaptations for residents living with dementia and malnutrition - adaptations which can be aligned to meet the highly personalised needs of residents impacted.
apetito’s mission is to help care homes by providing over 200 nutritionally-balanced, delicious meals. Its award-winning meals include specialist nutrition ranges, such as Texture Modified (specially moulded softer meals for residents living with dysphagia), and Finger Foods Bites help bring dignity, independence and restore enjoyment to mealtimes.
The Oomph! On Demand digital wellbeing platform supports physical and emotional health with expert exercise and meaningful wellbeing activities, 365 days a year to help residents in care settings live a full life. It takes a holistic approach with nutrition and wellbeing playing an important part of its approach.
Richard Woodward, General Manager, apetito Care Homes, explains that the partnership is based on natural synergy and common values in supporting Care Homes with a highly personalised approach to dietary learnings. He says:
“To deliver nutritional pathways that are personalised and meet special dietary needs for residents can be complex and challenging.
“Our partnering initiative with Oomph! chimes well with care homes as its On Demand digital wellbeing platform drives value-add into an area which we know is very important to homes. Now they will be able to tap into our dietitians’ specialist expertise, which is extensive”.
Ben Benson-Breen, Head of Product and Delivery at Oomph!, said:
“Oomph! takes a whole home approach to wellbeing and so joining forces with apetito as an expert nutrition partner is part of this. Supporting care staff to be able to ensure the enjoyment of mealtimes and make nutritious food accessible for everyone, whatever their care needs, is an important part of our specialist wellbeing activities and exercises.”