Pimp My Zimmer!
We have been showing off our creative talents decorating the residents zimmer frames. Research suggests that residents, especially those living with Dementia, struggle to identify their own frames which increases the risk of falls in a care home environment.
Staff and residents have been working together to create personalised frames, decorating them with ribbons, colourful tape and even flowers from the garden. Involving the residents in the process of this further enforces the ownership of their frame too.
Home Manager, Wendy Bristow was excited about the project and said “Our residents safety at Parkfield House Nursing Home is paramount, and the simple process of decorating the frames further enhances this. It was a fantastic activity that brought our residents and staff together, our residents are now super proud of their frames and couldn’t wait to show them off to their family members!”