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When did product development start?

It began in 2008

What do the products do?

They stimulate the brain with content that is familiar, fun and engaging. In care homes, residents will participate in a variety of activity programs including intellectual activities such as bingo, trivia and reading programs, which are facilitated by a leader. Boomerang MIND delivers intellectual programming on a DVD or online which can be administered with or without a leader to support facilitation. Due to this, delivering Intellectual stimulation is easier than traditional methods and in facilities that are experiencing only 10% participation in intellectual programs, Boomerang MIND will increase intellectual stimulation with minimal human resources.

Why was Boomerang MIND developed?

Boomerang MIND was developed to improve the quality of experiences in the area of intellectual stimulation for seniors in residential care, without putting a strain on already tight budgets. It answers the need for quality intellectual tools and helps to increase the time that seniors are engaged. Boomerang MIND is created to better serve seniors with Alzheimer's/Dementia, and to aid family members, volunteers and residential workers with leading intellectual programs.

Who are the products for?

Our main target group is residents in long term care facilities with memory impairment, however, seniors without memory impairment are enjoying it as well. The product can be used in assisted living facilities, day-care homes or even in homes where the senior lives with the caregiver.

What are the benefits of the products to those with memory impairment?

Boomerang MIND is developed with the needs of the resident in mind. Its format, pace and content allows for an experience that is enjoyable and successful. The viewers will experience 30 minutes of intellectual stimulation that provides an entertaining session of beautiful images and may even move their body to the music. The benefits may include a feeling of accomplishment, an improvement in self-esteem, a positive outlook, a feeling of belonging (if done in a group), opportunity to trigger long term memory stores and the residual carry-over of a good feeling which may help delay or lessen loneliness and the occurrence of challenging behaviors.

What are the benefits of the products to CAREGIVERS of those with memory impairment?

Boomerang MIND is developed with the needs of the resident in mind. Its format, pace and content allows for an experience that is enjoyable and successful. The viewers will experience 30 minutes of intellectual stimulation that provides an entertaining session of beautiful images and may even move their body to the music. The benefits may include a feeling of accomplishment, an improvement in self-esteem, a positive outlook, a feeling of belonging (if done in a group), opportunity to trigger long term memory stores and the residual carry-over of a good feeling which may help delay or lessen loneliness and the occurrence of challenging behaviors.

Are products only for residents of care home settings?

The product is developed as an answer to the challenge of providing effective intellectual programs in nursing homes. In a survey of 8 care homes, only 10% of programming for those in long term care facilities was intellectual. It is a great tool for effective intellectual programming in care homes, but it can also be used in assisted living, adult day care and in homes where the senior lives with the caregiver.

How can the products be used?

Boomerang MIND can be used as a staple program in residential care facilities. Care homes can have it run several times a day, with different target groups or use it as a tool for one to one visits. It may also be used at special events as an additional activity or as a stand-alone event by dividing higher functioning residents up into teams and creating a Boomerang MIND challenge.

How are intellectual programs for memory challenged residents in care homes currently delivered?

The product is developed as an answer to the challenge of providing effective intellectual programs in nursing homes. In a survey of 8 care homes, only 10% of programming for those in long term care facilities was intellectual. It is a great tool for effective intellectual programming in care homes, but it can also be used in assisted living, adult day care and in homes where the senior lives with the caregiver.

Are products only for residents of care home settings?

Intellectual programs are delivered as trivia, bingo, reading, news and views and any other type of program that requires intellectual processing. For trivia type programs, recreation facilitators generally will read from a variety of resources that contact material which is of interest to the residents. The challenge with this is not everyone can see or hear and maintaining attention can be very difficult. Intellicare uses both auditory and visual mediums to communicate with memory impaired seniors, increasing the effectiveness of the program.

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