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Nursing homes and Vitamin D - many studies 05 Apr, 2023
US nursing homes are epicenters for COVID deaths (200,000) - Feb 2022 28 Feb, 2022
Nursing home vaccinated against Influenza, 800 IU of vitamin D daily cut infection rate in half – small RCT Oct 2021 04 Nov, 2021
Many increased risks for dying of COVID-19 in nursing home (Vitamin D not even mentioned) - Jan 6 2021 11 Jan, 2021
2.8 X fewer COVID-19 nursing home deaths if add 10,000 IU Vitamin D daily for a week (small observation)- Jan 2021 10 Jan, 2021
Italian nursing home COVID-19 – 4X less likely to die if taking Vitamin D– Dec 22, 2020 03 Jan, 2021
Residents of a Nursing Home who choose monthly Vitamin D had 4X fewer COVID-19 deaths – Nov 2, 2020 23 Nov, 2020
9X COVID-19 survival in nursing home if had 80,000 IU dose of vitamin D in previous month – Oct 2020 16 Oct, 2020
Nursing homes could reduce risk of COVID-19 with Vitamin D – June 30, 2020 01 Jul, 2020
Vitamin D given weekly better than daily (Nursing home, 5,600 IU weekly) – Aug 2018 07 Aug, 2018
Free Vitamin D in New Zealand to prevent falls in nursing homes (50,000 IU monthly) – June 2016 30 Jul, 2016
Women very low on vitamin D were 56 percent more likely to die in nursing home – Feb 2012 03 Jul, 2016
Nursing home residents need Vitamin D 4,000 IU daily or 50,000 IU weekly – Jan 2016 25 May, 2016
Frequent falls in nursing home more likely due to drug haze than low vitamin D – Jan 2015 17 Mar, 2015
Nursing home – 5600 IU vitamin D capsules weekly resulted in most being above 20 ng – Sept 2014 29 Dec, 2014
800 IU vitamin D in capsule form (but not drops) helped nursing home residents – Sept 2014 23 Sep, 2014
New nursing home residents with low vitamin D needed feeding help and were diabetic – Nov 2013 07 Jan, 2014
4.7X less likely to feed self in nursing home if vitamin D deficient – Oct 2013 16 Dec, 2013
Nursing home residents 2X more likely to die of some surgeries – perhaps lack vitamin D 16 Dec, 2013
Cochrane review finds that Vitamin D prevents falls in nursing homes – downloaded Feb 2010 24 Jun, 2012
Hospital stay 6 days longer for nursing home residents with low vitamin D – Oct 2011 19 Nov, 2011
Vitamin D supplementation in a nursing home population – min 2000 IU Aug 2010 30 Aug, 2010

Vitamin D deficiency in nursing home residents: a systematic review - Nov 2022

Nutrition Reviews, nuac091, https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuac091
Orlagh Feehan, Pamela J Magee, L Kirsty Pourshahidi, David J Armstrong, Emeir M McSorley

Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health issue, particularly in nursing home residents.

This review critically summarizes the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in nursing home residents worldwide. In addition, it outlines the effect of vitamin D intervention, alone or in combination with other nutrients or therapies, on improving vitamin D status and associated health outcomes in nursing home residents.

Data Sources, Extraction, and Analysis
Searches were conducted of electronic databases for articles published from 2010 to May 2021. After screening of the 366 papers initially identified, 58 articles were included.

A paucity of observational studies in nursing homes suggests a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency ranging from 8% [25(OH)D <25 nmol/L], up to 94% [25(OH)D <50 nmol/L] in some cohorts where supplement use was low. Reported factors associated with deficiency and suboptimal vitamin D status include lack of sunlight exposure, poor dietary intake of vitamin D, limited vitamin D food fortification, frailty, poor renal function, and low use of vitamin D supplements.
Residents who are severely deficient, deficient, or insufficient in vitamin D require remedial vitamin D supplementation prior to maintenance supplementation at doses >800 IU/day. High-dose vitamin D supplementation may reduce respiratory illness; however, supportive data are limited. Oral nutritional supplements, in combination with exercise, may benefit physical function and performance, whereas supplementation with vitamin D– and calcium-fortified foods has been associated with improved quality of life and reduced bone resorption. Globally, vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in nursing home residents. There is an urgent need for standardized dietary and supplementation guidelines to prevent deficiency in this vulnerable group.
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki   study includes many large tables

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10 reasons why seniors need more vitamin D has the following

  1. Senior skin produces 3X less Vitamin D for the same sun intensity
  2. Seniors have fewer vitamin D receptors as they age
  3. Seniors are indoors more than than when they were younger
    • not as agile, weaker muscles; frail, no longer enjoy hot temperatures
    • (if outside, stay in the shade), however, seniors might start outdoor activities like gardening, biking, etc.
  4. Seniors wear more clothing outdoors than when younger
    • Seniors also are told to fear skin cancer/wrinkles
  5. Seniors often take various drugs which reduce vitamin D
  6. Seniors often have one or more diseases which consume vitamin D
  7. Seniors generally put on weight at they age - and a heavier body requires more vitamin D
  8. Seniors often (40%) have fatty livers – which do not process vitamin D as well
  9. Reduced stomach acid ==>less Magnesium needed to utilize vitamin D
    (would not show up on vitamin D test)
  10. Seniors with poorly functioning kidneys do not process vitamin D as well
    (would not show up on vitamin D test) 2009 full text online  Also PDF 2009
  11. Vitamin D is not as bioavailable in senior digestive systems (Stomach acid or intestines?)
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