November 2018 includes Jessie’s increased leg strength during short stay Respite (Ludgate House, Alloa), Beechwood Care Home in Wishaw link with a local Health walk and see the impact on Trish, Reablement making a real difference to Pat’s ability to do what is important to her (Cordia, Glasgow) and Jean starts walking more and gets back to some of her old hobbies at Wallacewell Day Centre, Glasgow (video).
October 2018 includes Community Connections making a real difference to residents of William Simpson Care Home in Stirling, ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ visits CAPA partners in easy Ayrshire, ‘Stories from the Past’ intergenerational multi media project in Perth & Kinross, and CAPA is for staff too (Emma Molloy of River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde).
September 2018 includes an in depth look at Activ8: Just Keep Moving, the CAPA conference held in Perth at the end of the first Phase of CAPA, with guest speakers, workshops, the CAPA awards and lots of movement.
August 2018 includes Betty’s Story of dancing again (Nightingale House, Auchinleck).
July 2018 includes Irene joins Warden David on lunchtime walks on Greenock Esplanade (River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde), Rose gets ion the train for a day shopping in Glasgow (Muirsheil Centre, Port Glasgow), the Golden Balls World Cup inspired Football competition at Orchard Grove Care Home (Glasgow) and Maintaining Mobility, a blog by Improvement Adviser Sheena Williamson.
June 2018 includes the resource ‘Moving More Often’ and its impact on Wallacewell Day Centre’s Jean, CAPA is Everyone’s Business (reflections by the team at Falls of Dochart Care Home, Killin), handyman Chris is the key to supporting Willie to get out on a walk (Argyll House Care Home, Kilmarnock) and CAPA Top Tips.
May 2018 includes Jane moves back home from Parksprings Care Home (Motherwell), how CAPA fits with Short Term Reablement (Cordia, Glasgow), the difference self-esteem and confidence makes (Forthbank Care home, Stirling) and the power of a different conversation (Evergreen Home Support Service, Greenock).
April 2018 includes Betty working out with level 4 Personal trainer Danielle (Allachburn care Home, Aboyne), embedding CAPA in the Culture (Sue Ryder, Perth), the difference a move has made for Sammy (Rowan Gardens, Greenock) and Innes finds George’s approach to moving helps him stay focussed (Fairview care Home, Bannockburn).
March 2018 includes Dalweem care Home (Aberfeldy) help Ryan overcome fear and get back to the corner shop, the viewpoint of a Local Lead (Linda Scott, North Lanarkshire) and the Super 6 at Muirhead Road Day Centre.
February 2018 includes Frances picks up her hobbies again (Mallaig Road Day Centre, Govan), John gets home in time for his 60th Wedding Anniversary (Mowat Court Care Home, Stonehaven), staff moving more too at Dalmellington Care Home (East Ayrshire) and chance conversations leading to more connections.
January 2018 includes the Scottish Government visit East Ayrshire Care Homes, Live active Perth link with Carpenter Court Sheltered Housing to help increase confidence to move, Margaret moves more at home (Trust Housing, East Renfrewshire) and Boogie in the Bar and Walking groups making a difference in Aberdeenshire.
Care about Physical Activity (CAPA) is an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to move more often. From little things like encouraging older people to post their own letters or walk up the stairs instead of using the lift. It’s about staff, people experiencing care and their friends and family working together to increase health, well being and mobility. It’s about making things easier so that people can do things for themselves.