Age.UK provide step-by-step guides for your residents to assist them in ‘Making the most of the internet’.
Virtual visiting & video calls
A range of online meeting providers exist, and most are free. You might want to use a range of platforms based on what your family or friends are familiar with using. Zoom, Skype, Google Meet are some examples.
Wellbeing & Creative activities
Luminate is Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, running a diverse programme of creative events and activities throughout the year.
Golden Carers provide access to many free activities for residents to enjoy individually or as part of a group.
Smart TVs, laptops and video projectors can all be used to host collective calls in communal areas to facilitate creative activities, or even join live events.
Music can also be streamed from an iPad to any Bluetooth enabled device like speakers, a sound bar or a TV to greatly increase the sound volume for group events that may benefit from or need loud clear music. How to connect an iPad to a Bluetooth device.
Reminiscence & for those living with dementia
My House of Memories is an app created by National Museums Liverpool opening up the opportunity for those living with dementia to look at objects from the past and share their memories with others.
BBC Music Memories is a website created to help stimulate memories using the power of music. You can also find BBC Memory Radio on here, with music selected from the BBC Radio Archives through the decades.
Book of You is a website that allows the resident to create their life story using words, pictures, music and film.
M4D Radio (Music for Dementia Radio) allows the listener to choose and listen to music from the 1930’s through to the 1970’s.
The Sporting Memories Foundation uses sporting memories and physical activity to tackle loneliness, depression and dementia.
Playlist for Life is a website that offers care home residents the opportunity to make up their own personal music playlists.
There are a wide range of Apps available on your iPad. Some are free and some may incur a charge. Noughts and crosses, solitaire, jigsaws and painting by numbers are all activities that have been recommended by people living in care homes.
You will be responsible for any purchases made from the Apple App Store on the device you have received.