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RITA

Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities

Our system can reduce falls, specialling, LOS, and improves patient experience whilst reducing costs.

We have been developing dementia software for the elderly since 1990 and are leaders in solutions for patients at high risk of falls, those with dementia and mental health conditions. Our software RITA (Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities) is currently in over 432 hospitals. The feedback received from our clinicians forms the basis of our ongoing software development. This is then released via complimentary upgrades to all our clients.

Supporting staff to prevent falls and keeping dementia patients safe

Offering significant benefits to clinical outcomes

Our therapy software is aimed at offering support for older people as a means of supporting them and reducing their agitation, isolation, depression and delirium. It has been positive in reducing harm, including:

  • Reduced Falls by 49.65%
  • Reduced Specialing (1:1) BY 71% E.G. 1 Trust (4 Wards) Saving Yr.1 £164K
  • Software supports dementia care mapping
  • Significant reduction in anti-psychotic medication
  • Reduced LOS
  • Dramatically increased patient experience
  • Significant improvements in patients with dementia that are unable to sleep
  • Supports dignity, respect and wellbeing for those patients at the end of life
  • Clinically led, improving the quality of patient-centered care
  • Improved Family & Friends results
  • Reductions in in-patient bed days
  • Improved interaction between carers and patient, and relatives and patient

We have implemented RITA in more than 422 hospitals throughout the UK. These include Acute Hospitals, Mental Health Trusts, Community Hospitals, Care Homes & Day Centres.

My Improvement Network are committed to investing in education for health care professionals and are proud supporters of RCN Projects.

My Improvement Network
My Improvement NetworkThursday, August 8th, 2019 at 2:23pm
We introduced RITA as a means of stimulation and distraction as many different patients were bored, unsettled and confused. We offered music and movies as well as other activities. The patients were visibly calmer, more settled and were able to focus and watch movies or just listen to the music. Some patients started to sing. Comments from The Osler Ward at Basildon University Hospital @BasildonHosp #dementia #NHS #patients
My Improvement Network
My Improvement NetworkTuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 10:31am
What a week we’ve had with the patients all enjoying and exploring what’s on RITA. I came down to the day room earlier today to find 2 of the men singing along to ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ with the other patients & staff having a good old chuckle at them!! Comments Immogen Salt from Butterwick Hospice Care @ButterwickHospice #hospices #patients
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:12am
I shared a wonderful moment with a man who had delirium & was struggling to speak We sat with RITA & looked at black & white photos of where he was born He started to use a few words to describe old memories they were small sentences but this was a huge breakthrough @addenbrookes https://t.co/ATjL6tglbK
Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 10:46am
Patients interested in art will choose from the various canvases to paint and can save the image they have painted. https://t.co/pQsgowwxBm

Our Clinicians

The Benefits of Using Our System

How it Works

Featured Case Studies

Applications of digital reminiscence therapy – Charlton Lane Hospital – 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Applications of digital reminiscence therapy – Charlton Lane Hospital – 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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Study Days

If you would like to hold your own study day at your hospital, please contact us on info@myimprovementnetwork.com and we will facilitate the organisation for this event.

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Royal College of Nursing

My Improvement Network are committed to investing in education for health care professionals and are proud supporters of RCN Projects

The integration and use of technology within healthcare offers significant benefits in both primary and secondary care settings. These benefits can extend across nursing practice from improving person centered care to enhancing daily workflows. Providing educational tools that empower and guide nursing staff through this digital revolution is critical and will help facilitate successful incorporation and safe implementation of technologies within nursing, by nurses.