Residents at HC-One’s Catmoor House in Perth are noticing the benefits of a new programme aimed at improving health, happiness and social interaction amongst seniors.
The CAPA initiative is helping elderly ladies and gentlemen at the home, including Norma Wainwright to become more physically active after ill health through a series of walking exercises and activities that have been incorporated into everyday life.
When Norma joined Catmoor House, she had a history of falls and found it difficult to get around due to a hip replacement and a severe case of osteoarthritis. She was keen to get back on her feet so that she could still make regular Sunday lunch dates with her family.
Sandra Nicolson, Wellbeing Coordinator at HC-One’s Catmoor House, commented: “The difference in Norma is amazing. Her pain relief medication has been reduced and she has even started to paint again, much to her and her family’s delight.
“She also came along to our Halloween party and was up dancing. She was in tears of delight and so were we!”
The CAPA (Care about physical activity) improvement programme works with social care staff across Scotland to develop their knowledge and confidence to enable themselves and those they care for to increase their levels of physical activity.
Located in the beautiful village of Scone in Perthshire, Catmoor House is a purpose-built care home offering short and long-term stay to elderly members of the community needing nursing and dementia care. The home provides a dedicated care plan for each resident, working with them and their families to ensure that their wellbeing needs are met.