amidst the serene corners of Swindon, Ridgeway Rise Care Home stands as a
beacon of comfort, care, and enrichment, offering its residents an opportunity
to live life to the fullest. With a mission shared by it’s dedication staff,
nurses and carers matching the commitment of OutsideClinic – to help people
within care homes live an enriched and independent life. This shared vision
extends to the belief in the profound impact of better vision in enhancing
independence and enabling people, especially care home residents to engage in
activities that enrich their lives.
there are 400,000 elderly individuals living in care homes in the UK and like
many residents of care homes like Ridgeway Rise, compromised vision can often
be a barrier to independence. The simple act of seeing clearly can be the key
to regaining autonomy. With clearer vision, residents can confidently navigate
their surroundings, read books, enjoy hobbies and participate in social
Meeting wonderful people
It was an
unforgettable day when the team at Ridgeway Rise opened their doors and
graciously allowed us to step into their home. We had the privilege of meeting
some of the incredible care home residents, including the lovely Jackie and her
daughter Lesley, as well as the charming Gordon. Their stories and interaction
underscored the profound impact that a caring environment can have on residents’
resident living with dementia, found pure joy in being part of our filming
activities. The day transported her back to a time when she dabbled in acting,
and her enthusiasm was infectious. Our optometrist Vishal Khurana played a
crucial role in making her feel comfortable throughout the filming process and
it was wonderful when dispensing optician Emma found the perfect set of glasses
Gordon, on the other hand, proved to be a cheeky
and endearing character. While our filming temporarily interrupted his
television time, it was heartening to see him in his own room, surrounded by
cherished items and memories from his past, including cherished family photos.
It was a day filled with laughter, storytelling, and shared moments that we
will all remember.
Capturing the beautiful moments
our heartfelt thanks to Ridgeway Rise, Jackie, Gordon, and all the residents
for welcoming us into their lives and disrupting their everyday routines for a
bit of filming madness. Bella Balaci, the General Manager at the care home, was
a wonderful host, and we are grateful to her and the entire team for allowing
us to capture these beautiful moments in their home.
interactions exemplify the compassionate and caring environment that Ridgeway
Rise Care Home fosters, enriching the lies of its residents every day. The
stories of Jackie, Gordon, and others remind us of the importance of creating
spaces where residents can truly thrive and find moments of joy, regardless of
their unique challenges.
about Ridgeway Rise Care Home.
If you are
passionate about people and want to join our Care Home Optometry team, please
get in touch with our recruitment team on 01793 648 607 or email@example.com . Have
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