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The lead Falls Prevention Specialist and Dementia Specialist Nurse piloted the use of Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activity systems (RITA) on wards with a high incidence of patients with dementia and falls. The aim of the pilot was to ascertain if the intervention of RITA would improve patients’ experience, wellbeing and reduce falls in older people in an acute setting.
Llys Cadfan is a care home owned by Gwynedd Council in North Wales. This case study provides an insight into how RITA was used to enhance the lives and well-being of residents at Llys Cadfan.
The RITA system has been rolled out on elderly care wards at both sites at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, thanks to funding from the Charity and its supporters.
Staff at Harplands Hospital provide an insight in to how they used RITA's reminiscence and activity content to positively engage with a patient and gave him a voice again!
The impact of RITA has been shared with management teams, the falls steering groups, the integrated commissioning executive & the dementia steering group. They have received feedback from a range of professionals & other residential/care homes wanting to extend the use of RITA across the system.
Lincolnshire House is a Residential and Day Care Centre for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and similar disabilities. All of our residents have Cerebral Palsy in one form or another, while our day attenders’ conditions range from Cerebral Palsy to Stroke Damage.
A collaborative approach to improving the quality of life for residents, relatives and staff associated with North Tyneside Care Homes and North Tyneside CCG. A significant problem facing hospitals generally can be the delayed transfer of care into care homes and where they are unable to support a patient with more complex needs.
Embracing technology to reach out to those with terminal illness, allowing them to contribute in a positive way to those valuable memories for present and future and to powerfully bring families together in building relationships that families often find difficult at these troubled times.
RITA can be deployed to support a variety of situations. On this occasion a child with profound learning difficulties presented at the emergency department and was extremely distressed. RITA was applied in order to calm the child. The result was beyond anyones expectations.