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OT staff use RITA to digitally enhance quality of life and wellbeing of patients with functional mental illness
RITA was introduced to support Occupational Therapy (OT) staff and their patients on ward 39. Ward 39 is an acute admissions ward for people who are 65 years and older who present with acute functional mental illness such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, memory impairment and to a lesser degree dementia.
We recently introduced the RITA system onto our Ward and this has contributed significantly to the quality of care we are able to give our patients and helps us meet their needs which is not always easy. Alongside hospital-wide frailty initiatives, Senior Sister Lisa Marshall and the staff on ward 12 are delivering their own Frailty Improvement project.
In August 2020 Ward G6 at Addenbrooke's Hospital initiated a falls prevention project in which RITA was applied as a tool to support the initiative. On average ward G6 had been experiencing 5 falls a month in the months leading up to August which was the month in which RITA was deployed on the ward. The result of applying RITA in this setting saw a 60% reduction in falls in the month of August.
Llys Cadfan is a care home owned by Gwynedd Council in North Wales. It caters for older people, in particular people living with dementia. They accommodate 28 residents who may require long stay, short stay, respite or day care.
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!
A proprietary piece provided by the Authors on their experiences of using less traditional interventions ( RITA) as a means of engaging and generating interest across a diverse mix of inpatients at the hospital. The results have demonstrated reduced incidence of aggression, resulting in happier patients and therefore affording a tool for ongoing engagement.
Improving the quality of person-centred care as a means of reducing agitation. Improving stimulation through purposeful and meaningful activity and engagement. The Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, previously known as Walsall Hospital NHS Trust, was formed in April 2001. It runs Walsall Manor Hospital and provides community services in Walsall
Severe and complex Mental Health problems. Marked behavioural difficulties as a consequence of Metal Health problems. Complex Family/Carer situations requiring specialist intervention.
Hearing a person’s life story can be a powerful tool to help understand the individual and their experiences. It also helps with their memory, which is relevant for our service users. Our MHSOP service has taken on this work of capturing life stories of the service users.