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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.
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 ED and was extremely distressed. RITA was applied in order to calm the child. The result was beyond anyones expectations.
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.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital trust serving a population of around 320,000 people. We are located in one of the most geographically remote areas and serve the third most sparsely distributed population in England.
Dudley MBC has two ‘Dementia Gateways’ situated in central and south Dudley Borough. They are Brett Young Centre and The Crystal Gateway Service. These centers are working together with the hospitals in offering continuity of care for when a patient leaves the hospital and is mobilised back home and into the community setting. Often in […]
Richmond Court Care Home is a 21 Bedroom Residential Care Home in the Heart of Dudley, West Midlands. We specialise in Dementia Care where all of our staff members have had full training and experience. We like to offer Residents a family like environment by using regular and familiar staff members and fulfilling the Resident’s […]
“We have found RITA to be a great resource to reduce the risk of falls” – Jackie Taylor – Manager. Introducing RITA has not only improved social inclusion but also the mood and wellbeing of residents. One resident in particular who was a quiet man and generally kept himself in his room has really come […]