Beverley residents see the light as interactive system helps those with dementia interact and relax

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A Beverley care home has taken ownership of an OMi Motion Activated Projection Mobile System.

Delighted staff and residents joined the senior management of Burlington Care for the presentation of the interactive mobile sensory table to residents at Figham House.

Care staff at the care home on Figham Road have been fund-raising for many months, as part of a company-wide scheme to concentrate on dementia care.

 

Current figures on diagnosed dementia suggest that within five years, more than a million people will be living with dementia, in the UK.

In recent years Neurological studies have continued to support claims that regularly involving people in activities which stimulate communication, mental engagement and movement will always be beneficial and ultimately enhance their quality of life.

The OMi Motion Activated Projection System has been designed to be age-appropriate while including all of the essential elements necessary to stimulate, engage, relax and provide enjoyment for residents; particularly those living with dementia.

Russell Harwood, Customer Liaison for Omi Interactive said; ‘It’s been a great pleasure delivering and presenting the Mobii to everyone at Figham House.

‘Interactive quizzes, scenes and sounds from nature, social games with rising difficulty and rewards, nostalgic themes and music to stimulate discussion and reminiscence therapy are all part of the table that Figham House residents will now be able to enjoy.

‘I look forward to doing the same at your other homes.’

Joanne Fogg, Operations Director, Burlington Care, said; ‘It is great to see our team at Figham House taking such a positive approach in encompassing the use of new technologies to enhance the lives of their residents, and they are to be commended on raising a majority of the funds to purchase the equipment themselves.

‘The OMi mobile interactive sensory unit, Mobii, will be used to keep our residents active, on a daily basis, and it will be extremely beneficial for those residents who receive care and support in their own rooms; and for those in supported End of Life Care who can be engaged in a sensory experience.

‘I cannot think of anyone who will not benefit from the interactive table, and I am looking forward to seeing it in use”‘

Elaine, Regional Activity Lead, commented; ‘Reading about the improvements that care staff in other care homes have witnessed of residents, is something I am looking forward to.’

Sarah Kidd, Home Manager, Figham House said; ‘Our residents will benefit from this technology. You feel compelled to move and interact with the table. That is very important for our residents that live with dementia and associated issues.’

 

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