Technology boost for care home residents

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAResidents at a Glasgow care home are getting more technology to help them to be better ‘connected’.

Glasgow credit union has donated two new Apple iPads to the residents at Darnley Court to help them to stay in touch with friends and family members who live further away.

The home, at Nitshill Road, Glasgow, has a strong commitment to helping residents stay digitally active and has a range of tablets available alongside a 24/7 wifi connection.

Home manager, Tracy Barker, believes the extra ipads are a great way to boost the technology   available to residents in the home and has thanked the GCU for their thoughtful gesture to the residents.

She said: “We were pleased to receive the two new ipads – it was a really kind and thoughtful gesture from the GCU and residents will make the most of them.

“Helping residents to learn digital skills means they can have better contact with relatives and friends who might not live in the area or even the country.

“It is even helping to bridge the gap between older and younger generations.

“We see digital skills as a form of holistic therapy in the way the online communication helps residents to stay socially active – we’re always trying to find innovative ways to provide the best levels of care and this is a simple yet effective way to do this.”

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