“If it’s not good enough for my mother, it’s not good enough for anyone.” Bernie Suresparan, We Care Group Executive Chairman

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We have a dedicated activities coordinator at each home responsible for creating a monthly activities calendar. We Care Group provides the activities coordinators with all the tools necessary to enhance the well-being of our Residents. Each Home is a NAPA (National Activities Provider Association) member, which means each month, we receive a variety of activities and ideas; our activities coordinators can also get trained and develop their skills as well-being coordinators.

As we have residents with dementia, it is crucial to have daily activities that help keep their minds sharp. We focus on the sensory stimulation for our residents, which means we have activities that stimulate their senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch)

For example

  • With gardening, we stimulate their smell, vision and touch.
  • With non-bake days we stimulate their taste, smell, and touch.
  • With music sessions, we play their favourite songs to stimulate their memory and their sense of hearing. 

All of the activities are done so our residents can recall positive memories, emotions and engage with others as well as make their time here more enjoyable. 

Besides the wide range of sensory stimulation and activities, each Home has a 40 inches interactive table. In the past year, WCG invested in getting a Sharp Interactive table to each Home to aid the activities coordinators to provide a more person-centred and one-on-one session to low mobility Residents or Residents who prefer not to socialise. 

We believe in helping enrich the lives of people with dementia to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.

 

What is the role of an activity coordinator in a nursing/care home?

What are the interactive tables?

We Care Group believe in the importance of technology for the betterment of life, and that is why we invested in the Interactive Tables in the past year. The interactive table is a 40 inches, scratch resistance, durable pad with an integrated Android operating system. It has up to 10 touchpoints, which means two residents and one carer simultaneously can use it.

Research on the neuropathology of dementia and the science of play establishes that people in the later stages of dementia can still experience three primary outcomes of the game: 

  • sensation 
  • relaxation  
  • reminiscence 

 All three outcomes can be achieved through residents interaction with the table and the carer guidance.

As the interactive digital tables have an android operating system, our activities coordinators and home managers can download multiple applications. From brain training, memory to puzzle apps. 

 

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NAPA

 

We Care Group is a member of the NAPA (National Activititie Profiver Association)
As members, we get access to training, support and activities resources.

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