We arranged for Katy from KL Pony Therapy to visit the home with her miniature American therapy horses. The horses came into the homes communal areas and residents rooms. The horses brought a smile to everyone’s face and brightened up the day.
Complementary therapy can be very calming and relaxing. With this in mind and with the aim of increasing activities at the weekend we have arranged for Alison Keith (local Complementary Therapist) to visit the home on the first Saturday of each month. Alison provides treatments including Reiki, Head and Shoulder and Hand/Foot massages to residents.
Lots happening at Omega Oak Barn this week:
Monday – Baking for the Christmas Fayre followed by a a Carol Service at Saint Hilda’s Church
Tuesday – Film afternoon
Wednesday – taking delivery of our Jolly Trolley
Thursday – Aromatherapy with Bridget
Saturday – Christmas Fayre from 2pm
We have recently moved from paper Medication Administration Records (MAR) to an electronic system. Both the Pharmacy and us have real time access to the same “one person record”, medication rounds and management are easier and the risk of human error is reduced. The Android based system has an app to ensure the “6 rights in medication administration” using photographic identification of residents and medication, further supported by 2D barcodes for each item.
- Right Client
- Right Route
- Right Drug
- Right Dose
- Right Time
- Right to Refuse
We also have access to the “Home Manager” reporting system which gives real time status reports to Managers alerting them to points such as missed doses, low stock, round duration”.
Some residents enjoyed pumpkin carving and the staff enjoyed a few too many Halloween sweets! The carved pumpkins were displayed in our courtyard so everyone could see them. Now Halloween is over the pumpkins are going to be fed to Cilla and Lulu, our resident sheep!