Acute hospital wards can be noisy and distracting areas .
Being admitted to this busy environment can be frightening and upsetting for Anyone, imagine if the patient has cognitive impairment, how frightening Might this be?
How might a change in an environment and in a persons daily routine, impact on their wellbeing and behaviour? What can we do to support the person in this situation?
This was the question that led to the introduction of four fabulous Rempods, pop up reminiscence rooms, across four elderly care wards at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
So what do our Rempods look like?
Four fabulous, transportable rooms, a potting shed, two vintage tea rooms and a sweet shop, are filled with authentic furniture and memorabilia from previous eras. These provide a calm, therapeutic and nostalgic environment away from the busy acute ward settings, which is really beneficial in improving the persons well being, and self esteem
This holistic, person centred approach will help to stimulate the person, promoting communication, interaction and socialisation. Whilst also reducing loneliness and isolation.
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