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Horsham care home residents take a trip out of this world with virtual reality

January 29th 2020

Residents at Skylark House enjoyed a VR sessionA care home in Horsham is treating residents to special trips all over the world, thanks to virtual reality.

Care UK’s Skylark House, on St Marks Lane, makes sure residents continue to live active and fulfilling lives, and is always striving to find fun and unusual pastimes.

One of the many activities they enjoy is virtual reality sessions, with Horsham District Council Community Link visiting the home to take residents to a whole new world.  

Residents are asked what they’d like to see on the VR headset and many choose to visit places they have never been to, like a visit to see Gorillas in the Forest, a Campfire at the Northern lights,

or a Safari with Elephants.

Some opt for things they’d like to do again, such as visit a quiet tropical beach, visit a nostalgic seaside or go on a trip to see wildlife in the forest – including deers, rabbits and birds.

Home manager at Skylark House, Devendra Lallchand, said: “The virtual reality set has been a particular hit with residents, as it enables them to go anywhere they choose, experience activities from their younger years or try out something different. Activities like this allow residents to reminisce about their younger years, and are so important for their health and happiness.

“Activity-based care is at the heart of everything we do at Skylark House, so we want residents to continue to live fulfilling lives.”

Skylark House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite and palliative care. 

To find out more about Skylark House, please call customer relations manager, Beverly Jordan, on 01403 887 578 or email beverly.jordan@careuk.com

For more general information please visit careuk.com/skylark-house

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Care UK’s Horsham care home provides a wide range of care services for up to 82 older people. There’s a café, hair and beauty salon, a bar and cinema, as well as gorgeous gardens. Throughout the home are relaxing and beautifully furnished lounges for relaxing and spaces for activities. Every day brings something different. Residents keep busy with baking, dancing, crafts, pamper sessions, keep fit and games. Skylark House also loves to party: there’s often a birthday or anniversary to celebrate with a homemade cake, cards and flowers.

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St Marks Lane
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