As part of constantly looking at best practice, Vicarage Court Care home will be having a Mediotech Thera Trainer. It is an adapted exercise bike for building up confidence and leg muscles. The aim is to prevent falls, encourage independence in a fun atmosphere.
Residents on the residential, nursing and dementia unit will get access to the machine and it will be their choice how often they wish to utilise the machine, with assistance with carers.
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The below youtube video shows how this trainer is helping elderly residents in European countries.
Tai Chi Classes have started at the Vicarage Court Care home for all the residents. Residents from all 3 units have been offered them and many have taken the option. Residents had the option doing the motions while being seated or standing. Many choose to stand once they got into the flow of the class. Other residents watched and it became a fun atmosphere.
After the class, one resident commented, ” I feel young and relaxed. The music and aromas used in the class are very nice.”
The residents and staff at the Vicarage Court Care home have been busy preparing the Halloween festivities on Friday at the Carehome. Residents coloured in decorations and helped put them up in all units. Some residents got involved in pumpkin carving. Some of which are pictured below.
All staff and families are welcome to join in tomorrow. At the 10.30am, we will be hosting Vintage Drama group, who will be doing an extended comedy drama based on Halloween for the all the residents to enjoy and participate in.
Videos will be up on this blog soon.
We have not updated this blog for a number of months. We have so much to put up from the big Summer fete, Beach trip, numerous live parties, puppet show, Classic music events, Tai Chi classes, Gardening club, dancing classes, Reiki, aromatherapy, and arts & crafts events. We will be putting these videos and pictures up over the next few weeks on this blog.
The care home will be hosting its Annual Christmas Carol Service in conjunction with North Featherstone Junior and Infant School.
This year it will be at 10.45 am on Friday 14th December.
It is a fun occasion which the residents and the kids all enjoy. Below are some videos from last year.