A new research project, hosted by SA Aged Care Provider of the Year, Kalyra Communities, and led by the Maggie Beer Foundation, with its research and development partners, CSIRO, SAHMRI and the University of South Australia, will be launched today.
The aim of the research is to measure the impact of Maggie Beer Foundation food principles on the emotional and physical wellbeing of aged care residents.
Maggie Beer Foundation recipes, developed specifically for a residential aged care setting, will be prepared and served for the Kalyra Communities residents’ with a team of researchers on hand to evaluate feedback based on a range of quality of life measures.
Established in 2014, the Maggie Beer Foundation is guided by the belief that, with help from so many committed people they can bring about life-altering change to the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients.
Maggie Beer says “It should be everyone’s right to have good food and I believe that no one group of people need it more. My hope is that every meal can give comfort and pleasure, always something to look forward to.
There is much work to be done but the journey is so exciting. There are those already doing brilliantly looking after the elderly and I wish to find them and reward them with kudos. For those in aged care homes not lucky enough to have leadership that understands the importance; the difference; that good food and the way it is delivered can make, we believe by working closely with those who wish to embrace the principals of the joy that food can bring, we can change lives.”
Kalyra Communities Aged Care is located at 54 Woodcroft Drive, Morphett Vale 5162