News

2021 RITA User Group Meeting was a huge success

14
Dec
2021

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who was able to attend the UGM and awards last Thursday (9th December) and thank you for the amazing feedback. We had over 200 people booked to attend in the end, which is absolutely fantastic given the significant challenges being faced at the moment and really is testament to the value people see in RITA and the amazing outcomes being achieved.

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RITA Award Winners Announced

14
Dec
2021

Last Thursday (9th December), we were thrilled to introduce the inaugural RITA Awards. These awards have been introduced to showcase the amazing outcomes being achieved by our clients. Every year we receive a significant amount of feedback and powerful case studies documenting these remarkable outcomes. We decided that it was about time that you are rewarded and given well deserved recognition within your organisation. Each award winner receives a glass engraved award and certificate.

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Must watch: ADASS showcase Dudley's use of RITA: Enhancing care and commissioning

05
Nov
2021

Dudley Council & RITA win Gold at iese Public Sector Transformation Awards

09
Sep
2021

Project to help care home residents living with dementia nets national award

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RITA is being showcased at Care Tech 4 hosted by Scottish Care

26
Aug
2021

The fourth technology event ‘Care Tech 4’ will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August 2021.

The event will take place virtually and will bring together a range of perspectives to discuss developments and impacts of technology and the future potential of technology across the Scottish social care sector. It will feature a range of panel discussions and opportunities to hear the latest developments around technology in social care.

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Our very own Mike Hamilton talks to Lori La Bey on Alzheimer's Speaks radio in the United States

05
Aug
2021

Mike talks to Lori La Bey about the history and background to My Improvement Network and everything RITA!

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RITA contributes to Abbey Lodge Residential Care Home coming out of special measures

28
Jun
2021

“The team at Abbey Lodge have had a difficult 6 months; I became manager 8 months ago and shortly after that the home was placed into special measures following an inspection before my appointment. I am pleased to say that from this week we are no longer in special measures and I want to shout it from the roof tops! RITA has played a key part by increasing the activity for the residents and allowing us to deal with difficult situations more effectively. Thank you for your support!”

Mark Casey - Manager

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Elderly patients to benefit from reminiscence therapy at Royal United Hospital Bath

25
Jun
2021

A charitable donation to the Royal United Hospital will help provide more reminiscence therapy for elderly patients thanks to the purchase of a new device.

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It's Dementia Action Week!

18
May
2021

It's wonderful to see Eva Hamilton (Mikes daughter) doing her bit for Dementia Action Week.

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Kingsmill Hospital reduce LoS and eliminate chemical restraint using RITA

10
May
2021

RITA was used in conjunction with the carers passport on a Ward. The ward staff were able to set an individual profile up with the assistance of a relative for a patient with Lewy Body dementia. They completed a ‘my life’ passport for this patient, this included her likes and dislikes, food preferences, former hobbies and career. Using reminiscence therapy through RITA supported the staff and the patient and increased the opportunities for social interaction on the ward.

The benefits supported by RITA for this patient has included a shorter length of stay in hospital, chemical restraint has not been used as the patient has been less agitated during this admission and has aided a patient centred approach to nursing care.

From 1st February to 8th March 2021 RITA has been used for 777 hours on the Ward.

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