Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting

A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”

Physical and Social Activity in Care Homes

The  following  document  aims  to  give  an  overview  and  an  understanding  of  what physical  activity  is,  the  importance  of  keeping  residents  physically  active  and some  of  the  contraindications  to  exercise.  The  document  is  not  a  training manual  that will  equip  staff  to  deliver  a  physical activity  programme.  There are  companies  who  offer  training  to  enableContinue reading “Physical and Social Activity in Care Homes”