It was lovely to finally meet the Brilliant Andrea Sutcliffe during the NHS exhibition in Manchester! What an inspirational woman! It was very reassuring to hear Andrea support the importance of programmes such as Romila, whilst highlighting its valuable place for Residents within Care Homes! Andrea also communicated very clearly, that providing regular meaningful exercises and activities to Residents, definitely helps contribute towards a positive CQC report.
It is vital that Residents living within a variety of Care Settings are offered a range of recreational activities. Regular and meaningful exercise is a must for all adults, especially our Elderly. More and more care settings are realising the health benefits that exercise has on their Residents. However, not all care settings deliver daily exercise sessions to their Residents, because they either:
a. don’t know how to
b. they are unable to find ways to motivate their Residents to partake in exercise
c. because they feel that their Residents don’t need it.
The more educated Care Settings become regards to the vital role that exercise can play on an elderly person’s life, the better the quality of life that person will experience. When exercise is delivered in a fun and effective way such as the Romila sessions, it won’t feel like a chore and is more likely to increase participation numbers, as well as improve an elderly person’s overall well being.
If you would like any tips regards to making exercise fun for your Residents, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Romila Team.