Clipstone care home puts the 'Oomph' into digital activities for residents

A Clipstone care home is boosting residents’ activities in the digital world following the announcement of a new business partnership.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 12:09 pm

Burlington Care which runs the Clipstone Hall and Lodge Care Home on Mansfield Road, has joined forces with Oomph! On Demand.

Oomph! is a digital platform accessed through smart televisions, interactive tables and tablets and includes activities such as online quizzes and virtual exercise classes.

The care group, which operates 33 care homes, employs activity coordinators who create a programme of events and activities for their residents

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Burlington Care staff take part in activities

Throughout lockdown, activity coordinator lead Elaine Ablett searched for online activities to challenge and amuse residents.

Jayne Clark, managing director for Burlington Care, said: "This service by Oomph! ties in well with the activities we already do but will also act as a support and training mechanism for all our activity coordinators, looking for something different to do.

"Our able residents will also be able to access these activities from their electronic tablets, something we intend to encourage.

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"The pandemic has expedited the use of online services, and many of our residents are used to using Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp and Facetime. This service follows on nicely from them and takes our residents firmly and safely into the 21st century."

Matt Hamblin, business director at Oomph! Wellness, said he was delighted with the new partnership.

"It provides a wide range of expertly created well-being 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 Burlington Care homes, that will enhance meaningful engagement seven days a week,” he said.