The wellbeing of Benetas Clarinda on the Park is on the rise thanks to state-of-the-art Tovertafel technology, which uses fun and interactive games to support older people, including those with dementia.
The ceiling-mounted technology, which projects interactive games onto flat surfaces, was installed at the home in October.
Residents have already shown improvements since interacting with Tovertafel games, which include swiping at leaves, polishing silverware, touching projected musical notes to hear sounds and reminiscing while singing along to classic songs.
Independent studies have shown the specially designed games stimulate cognitive, physical, social, and sensory activity, which promote happiness and improve quality of life.
The technology also reduces apathy and restlessness and improves the relationship between residents and carers while having a positive effect on daily activities to increase social interaction and physical activity.
Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM said residents, particularly those with dementia, had gained clear benefit from playing the games.
“Tovertafel has already made a real and observable difference to residents, with our team members noticing immediate improvements in engagement and socialisation,” Ms Hills said.
Clarinda on the Park resident Ingrid described Tovertafel as an engaging technology that had brought fun to a number of residents.
“Tovertafel is fun, and I like using it. It’s comfortable and I enjoy the fact that there is a lot of movement involved,” Ingrid said.
Benetas is also in the process of installing the Tovertafel technology across its other aged care homes and some respite centres.