New sensory equipment campaign for Swaffham residents gets strong start
Plans to raise thousands of pounds for new sensory equipment at a Swaffham nursing home have been kick-started by a local charitable group.
Meadow House Nursing Home on Norwich Road in Swaffham is aiming to raise £7,000 for new top-of-the-range equipment to help with mobility and social interaction.
A spokeswoman for the home said there is going to be a range of fundraising activities to raise funds for the equipment after Christmas.
Swaffham lions got the fundraising campaign off to a strong start as they helped to raise £800 for the equipment through a special quiz night.
Joanna Jankowska, manager of Meadow House, said: “We work to provide the very best care for our residents, many of whom live with extremely complex challenges caused by their medical conditions.
“By helping us fundraise for this new sensory equipment, the Lions are helping us to improve the quality of life for our residents and to ensure they are happy and stimulated.”
The home, which was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, supports residents with a range of activities and facilities, including a dedicated physiotherapy centre.
It specialises in supporting people with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis.
Dennis Tallon of the Lions said he attended a demonstration at Meadow House and was “very impressed” with how the residents were able to use it.
The sensory equipment includes a mobile unit made by OM Interactive which is designed to be used on a table, floor or on the bed.
Mr Tallon said: "The variety of screens made the games and challenges even more fun. A demonstration also included it working with a resident in bed; it was very easy to transport it to the bed and took very little setting it up."
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