Mrs BW is an 89 year lady with dementia who is a resident in a care home. She is mobile with one stick in a stooped position and is unsteady at times. Staff were concerned about her risk of falls. Due to Covid 19 there are no Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy visits being undertaken in the care home at the moment.
Registered Nurses, trained in the use of Balance Active assessed Betty and developed a plan that included some balance and strengthening exercises along with everyday tasks which she was able to do in standing. BW really enjoyed these and her posture and standing tolerance have improved.
The staff noted…
“BW is loving doing functional activities with Balance Active and she was laughing while doing it the other day. Without it she wouldn’t be able to stand and do this. We are now incorporating this into her care plan for daily activities. Look at her posture when exercising with me – it’s amazing! She normally walks around crouched and unstable. It’s definitely helping her physically and improving her mood”.
Without Balance Active Mrs BW wouldn’t have had any therapeutic intervention. Wellington House Nursing Home in Bradford are meeting residents needs in a very person centred way using this innovative product to improve not only mobility but quality of life.