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To provide stimulation to patients as a way of calming and reducing anxiety and agitation as well as freeing up valuable nursing resource in 1:1 Nursing Care.
The opportunity to offer meaningful activities as a way of stimulating patients is contributing towards a reduction in falls.
Springwood is a complex needs unit which provide 14 beds and one being a high dependency suite for 24 hour care. Typically we accommodate people over age of 65yrs who come to us with complex needs. The challenges we face are difficulty in communication, lack of stimulation/meaningful activity, increased wandering, poor sleep hygiene, lack of […]
To remove isolation in patients suffering with dementia and other cognitive impairments and to bring in anything that would help with this that would also provide the opportunity to engage with patients. At the same time we wanted to offer purposeful activities and the opportunity for better patient/carer interaction.
A new digital software package that is changing life on the wards for service users and staff alike!
The Radipole Ward is a 34-bedded ward, caring predominantly for elderly people requiring rehabilitation, palliative care, stroke and dementia care.
Committed to improving care for patient’s living with dementia ‘Right from the ED front door’! Admissions into ED can be a very frightening experience for people with cognitive impairment, they can become distressed and confused with the unfamiliar surroundings, causing further anxiety despite nursing staff’s repeated verbal reinforcements and it can often make diagnosis difficult.
NHS Fife are always looking to minimise the use of medication, and were keen to try My Improvement Network as a new and innovative way to engage with patients.
Our Philosophy is to improve the care and services offered to those individuals dealing with dementia, along with their loved ones. Just playing music alone in a Day Room on a radio, may for some just be noise, or the interruptions on what is heard inappropriate. This does not provide the daily stimulation that is […]