James Brokenshire officially opened a new virtual Rail Carriage at Riverdale Court - a residential care home situated in Welling for older people living with dementia.
The Railway ‘Rempod’ is a reminiscent scene that creates the feel of an authentic train carriage with replica furniture, decoration and accessories that takes people with dementia back in time and on a journey through their local landscape. The Rempod has transformed an entire room to create a familiar and stimulating environment for residents which can relieve boredom and depression whilst improving mental wellbeing and help with memory loss.
As part of the opening, James went on a tour of the care home, met with residents, staff and the fundraisers of the Rempods, as well as exploring other technology at Riverdale Court focused on engaging residents.
Commenting, James said:
“I was delighted to open this new Rail Carriage Rempod at Riverdale Court Care Home which adds to the already warm, welcoming and caring environment at the home. The installation will make a great addition to Riverdale Court and will play an important role in creating a stimulating and enriching environment for residents.”
“I would like to thank the fundraisers and all of the staff at Riverdale Court who worked hard to make this installation possible and who contribute to making the home the special and happy place it is all year round.”