We know being supported to take part in everyday activities that
many people take for granted, but which can become more difficult as we
get older, can have a tremendously positive effect on people’s quality
of life and their experience of care.
When people are supported to take part in activities of their own choosing, it makes a difference.
majority of the services we regulate perform well. Encouraging and
supporting people who use care services to remain active or become more
active is one of the ways we can all ensure that standards of care
across Scotland continue to improve.
Research published in 2014, (Barber (2014) Journal Aging Physical
Activity), showed that older people in nursing care spend 79% of their
time sitting, 14% in low activity, 6% light activity and 1% moderate