RESTORE-Skills was featured on WINK News (Fort Myers, FL). Below is an excerpt from the segment featuring a patient & two staff members from Signature HealthCARE of Port Charlotte:
New virtual therapy technology used inside nursing homes is giving patients the care they need and giving them a way to have fun too.
Sally Connelly-Jones is a fighter. A survivor. She suffered a stroke. Beat it. Got COVID-19. Beat that too.
“I miss shopping,” Connelly said.
Jones lives at nursing home Signature HealthCARE Port Charlotte in Charlotte County.
Jones told us the loneliness has been almost as bad as her stroke.
“It was the stay in your room and not go out in the hall, not go outside and breathe some fresh air,” Jones said.
That stroke left her left side numb.
“I really hated therapy when I started because it wasn’t fun. It was very painful,” Jones said. “But you know, the more I work, the harder I got at it. And I said, you know, this is not going to say who I am. I’m going to dictate to it.”
What helped was new virtual technology. It looks and feels like a game, but it’s much more.