Care Home VR
A common complaint from older residents in residential care homes is “Nothing much happens. I’m sick of watching TV.” Well - supposing you said “Let’s go on a journey under the sea!” or even “Shall we go on a trip to the Northern Lights?” You’re probably thinking “Don’t be daft!! Most of my residents have mobility issues…the risk assessments don’t bear thinking about”. Let me tell you, you can offer experiences like this. How? Through Virtual Reality of course. Here at Escape2VR, we can bring these experiences to your setting. We’ve already been invited to become regulars at care homes that are ahead of the game. Here’s what Flora, 92, said: “It was amazing! I was swimming in the sea with the fish and at one point a whale swam right next to me!”.
Residents, including those with dementia, find our experiences exciting and stimulating. Of course, a dozen or more residents can enjoy the experiences in one session.
Remember – no transport to arrange! An exciting and stimulating experience regardless of mobility needs. Your residents will be telling their family and friends about how brilliant your entertainment provision is!
You will be amazed by how cheaply you can provide an original experience. Prices start from just £75.00, complete with a member of staff (dependent on location).
In 2018, we realised that Virtual Reality is something that should not pass by those of a certain generation or with people with disabilities. With this in mind, we tried out different VR experiences with our 90-year-old grandmother. She absolutely loved trying out Virtual Reality and from that moment forward we have gone from strength to strength delivering VR far and wide, even the local BBC news came out to see what all the fuss was about!
Escape2vr have been dedicated practitioners of using Virtual Reality in wellbeing since 2018. We love empowering clients to get the feeling of travel without massive financial cost and effort. This allows clients to discover the amazing world, quite often, so unreachable in later life.
Imagine the feeling of bringing old and new memories to life. Being able to bridge the gap of what we remember during happier times whilst providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy.
We always aim to add to our already extensive library and integrate new ideas and experiences into our repertoire. We can even supply Cyber Shoes to provide the user with a feeling of walking through a certain location.
Another of our very effective experiences is actually for the care staff. The Dementia experience allows the carer to understand how it feels to be a Dementia sufferer by putting them in the mind of someone with dementia. This is an incredibly clever way to train staff so they know how to deal with the conditions of dementia.
We have been asked so many times to attend shows with Escape2vr as this truly is something very different when considering a form of entertainment or for treatment.
We have been pioneers in bringing Virtual Reality to care homes with outstanding results.
One care home resident who had previously experienced three strokes had been left severely disabled and could only communicate by using a board to point to. Sadly, she hadn't engaged with the care staff and, since her arrival into the care home, had not shown any signs of wanting to communicate. We visited in early 2019 and were thrilled when the resident signalled that she was interested to see what Virtual Reality was all about!
A dog lover, who was now trapped inside her own body, unable to walk and talk, was now in a room surround by 12 golden retriever puppies, thanks to VR! The happiness was undeniable and what's more, she was so happy she wanted to talk about it! She used her communication board for the first time since arriving in the care home, to tell her son how much she enjoyed the experience! We now visit every 2 weeks and go on many adventures together and I get the biggest smile whenever I walk through the door!
September 21 * UPDATE*
After 18 months away due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we were really pleased to return to the above care home, and that biggest smile was there to greet us when we walked through the door.
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