September 10, 2017
Providence Healthcare is a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care, and community programs in Toronto. They provide care in three major areas: Hospital, Long Term Care, and Adult Day Programs.
Providence Healthcare was interested in adding a new experiential activity for their “Grandparents Day” event. It was important that the activity was not simply fun but also safe for their patients most of whom had limited physical ability
The technology used was high end HTC Vive systems that eliminate most possibilities for nausea and offer maximum comfort. In total 20 elderly patients, most who had very limited range of motion due to past ailments or strokes, immersed themselves in applications such as The Blu, Google Tilt Brush, Guided Meditation VR and Google Earth VR.
“We had VR Vision come by at the Hospital I work at and the patients & residents loved it! It was the highlight of the event that’s for sure. I still get patients stopping me in the hallways to tell me how much fun they’ve had at the event because of the VR. I was worried that VR would be too crazy or intimidating for our older patient base but Joannah and Roni from VR assisted them like pros and made sure the whole experience was safe and fun for everyone trying it.”