Healthcare Management Solutions (HCMS) has partnered with Oomph! On Demand to enhance the activities offering across all its care homes and inspire the activity teams during the difficult lockdown periods.
The on-demand digital platform incorporates everything from video content tailored to care home residents, to virtual exercise classes, history documentaries and a wealth of resources and training for staff.
The platform can be accessed through activity tablets or interactive tables in the homes for group activities, and residents will also be able to access the content on their own devices or the home’s devices at a time that suits them.
The activity teams across HCMS’ portfolio of 51 homes* have received specialist training to ensure they are able to maximise the potential of the technology.
Lynn Fearn, managing director of Healthcare Management Solutions, said: “This platform is an exciting introduction to our extensive activity plans for our homes, and it helps us to encourage our residents to engage with technology more effectively.
“At a time when inviting people into our homes such as intergenerational groups, dance teachers or entertainers is not possible, these on-demand activities will help in keeping our residents stimulated and active. Our homes are usually a hive of activity so it is important that we look at every way we can to continue to enrich the lives of our residents at this time.”
“We are looking forward to checking in with our staff and residents once they’ve had time to get to grips with the platform so we can find out just how much they’re enjoying it.”
Ben Allen, chief executive of Oomph Wellness, said: “I am delighted that Oomph! will be partnering with HCMS on the launch of our new digital wellbeing platform – Oomph! On Demand. Oomph! On Demand provides a wide range of expertly created wellbeing content all in one easy to navigate platform, and I am so pleased we will be able to offer this resource to care teams and residents at HCMS homes, that will enhance meaningful engagement 7 days a week.”