Once again RITA has been reported on favourably within a CQC assessment, this time for the wonderful Lyndon Croft Care Home in Solihull.
RITA only achieves what it does when services fully embrace the system in to their care delivery and culture and Lyndon Croft evidently do. Many congratulations to the whole team!
Other examples of positive feedback from CQC have been seen when inspections took place at Charlton Court and Collingwood in North Tyneside see below:
Charlton Court Care Home “The home was involved with a Reminiscence interactive Therapy/activities [RITA] project with the clinical commissioning group, where technology and reality orientation was used to stimulate people. A benefit was also as people were occupied there was evidence of a reduction in the number of falls. A professional commented, ‘The home's use of the RITA system has added to the reminiscence therapy activities co-ordinators were already carrying out, which has proven a huge success in improving people's well-being.’”
Collingwood Court Care Home “A reminiscence interactive therapy activity (RITA) scheme had been introduced. Staff used RITA software on an iPad or computer to interact with people. It worked very well with people with dementia related conditions. For example, by reducing agitation and improving communication. Staff helped people to use the system and access a variety of activities to achieve positive outcomes. An external professional said, "(Registered manager) and her team have embraced the technology to help support and engage residents, relatives and staff with meaningful activities. The outcomes for residents have been amazing and the home's hard work was recognised with a recent award."