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.
Gwynedd Council purchased two RITA packages in late 2019 and an additional nine packages in early 2020. Soon after training took place COVID struck and the care homes were put in to lock down. RITA has played an instrumental role in supporting the most vulnerable during lock down.
Read the case study here which provides an insight into how RITA was used to enhance the lives and well-being of residents at Llys Cadfan.
The importance of Laughter & Memories in Rehab: RITA Showcased at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust
Emily Furnivall - Dementia & Delirium Specialist Nurse explains some of the amazing work taking place by staff on H ward at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust.
We were thrilled to see the announcement from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT that RITA was used in a trial of a new Dementia Friendly room the University Hospital of North Tees.
Having the opportunity to develop a clinically led piece of software that has emanated from co-designing with front line Clinicians from Imperial College Healthcare London, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS, North Yorkshire has been a unique privilege.
Recognising early signs of delirium could help prevent the patient becoming more unwell and in some cases, could prevent their death.
Over the past 10 years or so dementia has, quite rightly, been the focus of a great many policies, commissioning guidelines, calls to action and educational initiatives. As a result, great strides have been made in improving the experience of people living with dementia and their families. Of course, there is always a need to continue improving and perhaps the next step in this improvement journey is to focus on delirium.
The college has launched a project in which staff will be trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of delirium in older patients.
The project is sponsored by My Improvement Network, an organisation which aims to improve the care of people with cognitive impairment through the use of technology.
The RCN has today launched a new drive to help nurses spot the signs of delirium in order to improve care and even save lives.
Sponsored by my Improvement Network, the new RCN project will recruit delirium champions from across the health service to help spread the word about the condition.
Delirium is a common and serious medical condition that can affect anyone, especially those who are older or seriously unwell.
The RCN has launched a project to help NHS staff spot the signs of delirium among patients. A project that could save lives has been launched by the RCN to help nurses identify the signs of delirium in patients.
The RCN’s Older People’s Forum is encouraging nursing staff to become delirium champions to help improve early identification in older people.
A new initiative, supported by My Dementia Improvement Network, will raise awareness of the importance of quickly diagnosing delirium and offer health care staff the tools to identify the condition. With more older people than ever living alone at home, it is often down to community health care workers to spot the early signs of delirium and to know how to escalate a case.