Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) is an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to be more mobile. It's about the little things, like encouraging them to post their own letters or walk up the stairs instead of using the lift. It’s about staff, people who need support and their friends and families working together to improve health, well-being and mobility. It’s about making things easier so that people can do things for themselves.
Activities Coordinator, Louise Patton, has worked very hard to assist residents here at Ochil with improving their mobility. We have strength and balance exercises, static cycling, armchair exercises and much more. This hard work has resulted in positive outcomes for residents and has been recognised by CAPA.
Over 120 care services took part in the 18 month project, which came to an end in October 2018. Over 80 care services made applications for 5 CAPA awards, with Ochil winning the 'Opportunity to Move More' group category.