Woodview House is a specialist care home that is suitable for a wide range of personal care and rehabilitation needs. There are 24 individual rooms and the residents are generally over the age of 65. Staff at Woodview House often found that residents were isolated due to their behaviors, and often needed something to stimulate and calm residents whilst providing meaningful activities.
There are many scenarios where introducing RITA has helped with social inclusion as well as stimulating and improving the wellbeing of residents. We introduced RITA to a withdrawn and quiet man, who was generally isolated within the setting, he thought the ‘Pig Racing’ was very funny and he really engaged with both RITA and the staff. He was holding hands with a member of staff, interacting and engaging with her which is something he would never normally do.