‘MAGIC TABLE’ TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOSE LIVING WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY IN ASHBY
Sunningdale Court our care home for people living with a learning disability located in the Ashby, has launched a ‘magic table’ that will improve the lives of residents.
The new interactive Tovertafel system is sensory stimulating and provides a wide range of physical, emotional and social benefits that greatly advance the wellbeing of residents.
The HICA Group identified the need for the enhanced learning disability care provision, making the commitment to invest in state-of-the-art healthcare technology and leading the way in improved wellbeing for care home residents in the area.
First developed in the Netherlands and already in use in other parts of the UK, the Tovertafel comprises a portable box suspended from the ceiling projecting interactive sensory stimulating images on to any surface below.
Brian Johnson, wellbeing and activity lead, said: “We are delighted to introduce the Tovertafel table into Sunningdale Court. It will greatly help improve the wellbeing of our residents. The technology allows table top light games to be played to stimulate physical, mental and social activity, which is hugely beneficial in the care of people living with a learning disability.”
Residents will be able to play a selection of stimulating games that that each have their own goals that can be played individually or as a group experience. Playing light games also has a calming effect on residents, helping to relax them. At the same time, it’s beneficial for residents who can’t or don’t communicate well because it encourages them to come together with family members and friends and interact and have fun
Chief Executive Officer of Terry Peel added: “Wellbeing is at the heart of our ethos at The HICA Group and we’ve made a significant financial commitment to make this become a reality. This is the fourth Tovertafel system we have installed and we are already seeing many positive benefits. I am confident this new system at Sunningdale Court will be a great success, enjoyed for years to come and genuinely improve our wellbeing programmes. As a leading care provider, we strive to provide the best level of care we can and are committed to providing innovative initiatives that improve residents’ wellbeing.”