RITA: Reminiscence Interactive Therapy and Activities
At Northumbria Healthcare, we have always endeavoured to incorporate meaningful activities within our elderly care wards. We understand that providing the right environment alongside meaningful activities really makes a difference in enhancing our patient’s experience. Regular use of the patient’s day room, tea parties, and group sessions have all been part of the day to day goings-on within our elderly care wards but we wanted to try a different format for activities using some of the latest technology available.
We spent a lot of time looking at the different tools available and reaching out to the providers of these tools and came across My Improvement Network. Once we had found the right tool for our ward, we sought funding we had received from CAPITA. We approached Bright Northumbria, Northumbria’s Healthcare’s Charity for the remaining funds needed. We presented our plans and they fully backed our idea by awarding the required funds.