Residents at luxury Bulwell care home, Fairway View, have been touring some of the world’s most beautiful locations using Oroi’s virtual reality technology.
Oroi’s virtual reality headsets are designed to improve the mental wellbeing and cognitive functions in older people, and are backed up by a psychology support team.
Looking forward to the new and exciting experience, residents at Fairway View couldn’t wait to use the headset, which adapts its virtual tours to the user’s preferences and where they want to visit.
87-year-old Mary Ranford, who moved into Fairway View in November 2022, was one of the first to try out the headset in the home.
Mary chose to virtually travel to her favourite holiday destination, Rome, where she fondly remembers visiting 15 years ago with her husband and sister.
Mary said, ‘Isn’t [the Oroi headset] amazing! I feel like I’m right there. It’s bringing back memories of the holiday I had in Rome years ago, visiting churches and sitting around the Trevi Fountain, it’s so beautiful.’
Another resident, 92-year-old Mavis Wood, chose to experience a walk in the countryside. She said, ‘It’s so realistic, I can even hear the cows! Technology these days, you don’t know what’s real and what isn’t.’
Rachel Squire, the Home Manager at Fairway View, said, ‘We’d like to thank Oroi for giving our residents the chance to experience their incredible virtual reality goggles. They’ve loved being able to visit the places they’ve always wanted to see and tour their favourite holiday destinations, which has brought back so many memories.’
Amaia Rodriguez, a Psychologist at Oroi, said,
‘At Oroi we are always looking to give people the opportunity to experience the things they thought they would no longer be able to. We are therefore thrilled to collaborate with care homes like Fairway View!’
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For more information, you can contact Fairway View on 0115 975 8770, email email@example.com or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.
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Fairway View is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 41 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Fairway View is proud to be rated as OUTSTANDING by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).