Chislehurst care home residents among first in the country to try cutting edge technology
Residents at RMBI Care Co. Home Prince George Duke of Kent Court, in Chislehurst, are among the first in the country to try out new cutting edge Yeti technology.
The Home has installed a Yetitablet, a giant tablet specially designed so that older people and people with disabilities can access apps for entertainment, cognitive and physical therapy.
Residents at the Home have been enjoying an abundance of stimulating interactive sensory activities on the huge screen.
Staff can choose from a huge variety of apps to download and they can enjoy activities as a group or individually.
The Yetitablet is unique because it’s the only giant tablet built on an open Android OS. This means it works very much like a smart ‘phone, so staff haven’t needed any training to use it.
Residents have been using the tech together to research their family histories. One resident, Marguerite Brosnahan (pictured), was fascinated to learn that she could use the tech to investigate whether she is related to Oliver Cromwell, something her grandmother had told her as a child.
While, another resident, is looking forward to being shown the sights in New Zealand via the giant screen when her daughter travels there later this year.
The Yetitablet has also been used by the residents for Karaoke, word games, quizzes and reminiscence activities. It has allowed them to access sensory activities, using touch screen apps that burst with colour and relaxing music!
The Home was able to purchase the Yetitablet thanks to the generosity of The Association of Friends of Prince George Duke of Kent Court.
Prince George Duke of Kent Court Activities Coordinator, Valerie Allen, said: “Our residents love our new Yetitablet and can’t believe how easy it is to look things up on the internet on such a big easy screen. It’s amazing to see the impact that this technology is having already on their health and wellbeing.”
“We were able to purchase the Yetitablet through The Association of Friends of Prince George Duke of Kent Court, thanks to the generosity of the Provinces of West and East Kent and Metropolitan Grand Lodge.”
Prince George Duke of Kent Court is run by RMBI Care Co., part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. For more information, please visit: http://www.rmbi.org.uk/