Online Virtual Shows for Care Homes
Care Home Entertainer Jayne Darling has taken her shows online during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Music is an essential part of wellbeing and although in person shows have not always been possible this year we have the technology at our fingertips to continue to provide enrichment through song and music using various online platforms.
Research has shown that music is a key factor in helping people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and can make significant short-term improvements in their condition so music therapy is an integral part of well being.
For other residents, music can increase mood, stir memories and increases connection. This year has been particularly difficult with issues surrounding loneliness and isolation.
Why book an online care home show?
- Online shows are personal and exclusive to your home
- If your company is not allowing entertainers on site they are a great alternative
- Requests can be included as well as dedications further increasing engagement
- Music can boost mood and well being and an entertainer is engaging in a way that a CD or DVD is not
How you can get the most out of a virtual show
- Treat the session
Music can boost mood and morale
Are you nervous about using the technology?
It is completely understandable that you may be wary or nervous about adopting a new way of bringing performance into your care home. Although daunting at first we can talk you through how to best set up your show – all you need is an Internet connection and a laptop, tablet or smart phone. In some cases modern TVs are ‘smart’ meaning that you can easily cast from a tablet / smart phone or laptop to the TV using wireless technology. For older models of TV you can link from a laptop using a HMDi cable which is inexpensive (from £3 through to £20). We will send full instructions before hand and talk you through any issues.
How to get the most out of an online show
As with in person shows
Thanks so much Jayne. You’ve cheered everybody up. They’ve been housebound for a long time now so this has really helped.Claremont Road
Thank you that was fantastic , we all really enjoyed your show tonight. Everything worked brilliantly and you looked beautiful as usual. Looking forward to your Christmas show. Take care, lots of love from all at Devonshire court…….. and me Rod xxxxDevonshire Court
The show was fantastic thank you! We had more residents take part than we’ve ever had before and we all waved flags and sang along! Thank you so much. Have a lovely Christmas.Belvoir Vale Care Home