Every penny that Mick raises in sponsorship will help ExtraCare support older people to enjoy a better, happier retirement.
£10 could pay for a LP for our record player in the Dementia Suite for people with dementia to listen to music. We know music can help people with dementia manage their symptoms, strengthen relationships with loved ones and create a topic of conversation.
£15 could pay for part of a session of life histories recording for the City of Stories project. Everyone has a story to tell resulting in tangible evidence that they are still part of the wider society, paying dividends to their health and well-being and can mean the world to older people, and to their loved ones, especially if they have the onset of dementia.
£20 could pay for an hour of a Dementia Nurse’s time delivering activities to people with dementia. The programme offers tailored support for residents living with dementia and common mental health issues, aiming to reduce the disabling impact of dementia and improve well-being.
£50 could pay for a Well-being Assessment. An appointment is made for every resident when they first move in a health check is completed. This gives the Well-being Advisor a starting point for improving the resident’s resilience, physical and mental health. It could also pay for Aphasia training for one Well-being Advisor to help older people overcome speech and language problems. It is of particular benefit for someone who has lost their speech following a stroke.
£500 could fund the training of one Well-being Advisor. This training is specifically aimed at qualified nurses to include primary and long term care, improving consultation skills, and the diagnosis and management of a number of short and long term health conditions. It's essential to the service our Well-being Advisors currently provide and is of direct benefit to our residents - while at the same time providing highly cost effective support to local healthcare services.
£2,500 could fund COPD training. This course is led by practising clinicians, and focuses on the most up-to-date evidence and treatment options for supporting and treating patients with COPD, a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties for many residents living in our locations. Staff who have been on this course will be able to tailor treatment, recognise and manage these chronic conditions.
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