Care home staff assist in Stirling University study
Caring Times, October 2016
Jenni Mack and Moira Sneddon, activities co-ordinators at Craigielea, an 85-bed care home in Renfrew near Glasgow, and part of the Holmes Care Group, attended a two-day work shop based at Stirling University in September.
The pair’s participation follows a recent visit to Craigielea and four other care homes in England and Scotland by Dr Corrine Greasley-Adams, a contract researcher in the School of Applied Social Science, to carry out research into developing an intervention for personalised physical activity designed for people living in care homes with cognitive problems and dementia.
Jenni and Moira are now to take part in the next stage of the research. Craigielea Service manager Sheila Inshaw said activities were a crucial part of care and Stirling University’s research was a wonderful opportunity for staff to enhance the high quality of care and activities already delivered in the home.
“We are very excited about being involved in any type of research,” said Ms Inshaw.