Braintree care home residents at Aspen Grange enjoying their new Oomph On Demand Digital Wellbeing Hub.

Braintree Care Home is Boosting Residents’ Wellbeing with Oomph!

Braintree-based care home Aspen Grange has opened new virtual doors for residents with a new on-demand digital wellbeing platform.

The home has partnered with Oomph! the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults to further enhance its activities offering. The new Oomph On Demand digital wellbeing hub provides a whole world of activities and virtual entertainment for residents to enjoy at their leisure.

At a time when much-loved entertainers, exercise professionals and other external activity providers are unable to enter the home due to the pandemic, the Oomph On Demand hub ensures that residents can enjoy their favourite pastimes virtually instead. It can be accessed via the home’s tablets and large screen TV’s for group and one-to-one sessions, but also on residents’ own devices at a time that suits them. The Oomph On Demand hub also provides an extensive range of additional resources and inspiration for the home’s in-house activity team,

So far, the Aspen Grange residents have enjoyed interactive quizzes, Easter-themed crafts and baking, as well as some of the virtual music and entertainment performances. In addition, the Oomph On Demand platform has the ability to take residents around the world from the comfort of their lounge with a wealth of virtual tours. Currently, residents can explore the beautiful scenery of Eastern Turkey, the dramatic landscapes of Iceland and even explore Madame Tussauds in London!

Lynn Fearn, managing director of Healthcare Management Solutions, which currently manages Aspen Grange, said: “The Oomph On Demand platform is an exciting addition to our extensive activity plans for the homes. Also, it helps us to encourage our residents to engage with technology more effectively.

“At a time when inviting people into our homes such as intergenerational groups, dance teachers or entertainers is not possible, these on-demand activities will help in keeping our residents stimulated and active. Our homes are usually a hive of activity so it is important that we look at every way we can to continue to enrich the lives of our residents at this time.”