A handful of our Support Workers nominated themselves to take part in a revolutionary government led program of providing a tailored exercise program by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to clients every week. This is an evidence based project that has been built around strength building and balance, which is so important as we get older. Traditionally clients would need to employ a exercise Physiologist to carry out a wellness program such as this so it is ground breaking and we are priviledged to have taken part in this successful 18 week pilot. It has been extremely successful with both our staff and clients gaining positive results and feedback.
“Our Support Workers feel that they are doing something of value and helpful for the clients as they see them improve in strength and balance week by week. The project is due to finish in December – it may lead to future developments for in Home Exercise Programs for more clients in the future. We are very excited about this as it would complement our current excercise classes and Stay Standing falls prevention program that are invaluable to our clients’ reablement in maintaining their independence.”
~ Nicky, Client Support Manager.