This is a fantastic resource and we do not know what we would do without it now. We have found RITA to be a great resource to help us reduce the risk of falls.
Rosewood Care Home
Significant issues facing NHS Hospitals are delayed discharge and avoidable readmission of the elderly. Many delays occur where a patient has complex needs and this, in turn, can create discharge issues. By working with the local council, it became obvious that the RITA product could afford opportunities to support these patients with complex needs. It has proven to reduce agitation and calm. This has allowed patients to be discharged quicker and often allow them to be accepted on standard terms into the Care Home setting.
Another issue is to try and reduce avoidable admission and re-admission into hospital involving multi agency involvement. Resident on resident incidences are reportable and also, there is the need for them to be checked out at the hospital. Creating a stimulating and calmer environment through the introduction of the RITA system in the care home setting has been able to reduce those reportable incidences and therefore reduce the flow of read- mission into hospital.