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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 www.times.co.nz 121005 For an obligation-free visit please contact Allan and Linda Sargeant at: Ambridge Rose Manor Private Hospital and Rest Home 157 Edgewater Drive, Pakuranga. Ph (09) 576-2590 email@example.com • www.ambridgerose.co.nz Ambridge Rose Manor Private Hospital and Rest Home is dedicated to providing friendly and quality aged care and easing anxiety for families. The team at the family owned and operated facility wants every resident to feel happy, comfortable, safe and secure -- just as much as you do. Trained staff members and a registered nurse are onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A doctor is always on call. Ambridge Rose Manor is a modern facility designed to look and feel as much like home as possible. The future at your fingertips Home Automation & Energy Saving Suppliers of SONOS Wireless Music Systems • HiFi over WiFi! • Easily expandible - add a wireless speaker to any room, including the garden! • Very easy to use and control. • Integrate with your own music library or online music, including Spotify and Pandora. • The Playbar is one of SONOS’ triumphs. It includes 9 speakers, and interfaces with your TV for movie quality sound. To book a free, no obligation consultation in your home, or to fnd out more, call Chris - 021 476 433. www.controlfreak.co.nz 121009 119254 111891-v2 Call us today -- personal service guaranteed Don 027 203 3005, A/h 534 3779, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Your local bathroom specialist BATHROOM RENOVATIONS KHE Renovations ingsway ome & arth • Design • Alterations • Renovations • Complete Building Service Music therapy helps CUTTING-EDGE technology is ﬁltering tunes and entertainment throughout a private hospital and rest home where the hottest developments help older people relax, have fun and communicate. It is internationally researched and recognised that music therapy helps seniors and those suffering from mild to severe dementia, and mental health problems, such as depression. However, it can be challenging to keep everyone happy in a home with many residents. One person may turn on the television, while another wants the radio going – creating a confusing cacophony. Allan and Linda Sargeant, owners of Ambridge Rose Manor Private Hospital and Rest Home in Pakuranga wanted to enhance the ambience and environment that surrounds their residents. In a high-tech move they installed the latest Wi-Fi SONOS Wireless Music System. “We chatted with our residents and their families and the overwhelming response was everyone loves music,” Allan says. “You’d be surprised how powerful music is for older people. They ﬁnd it relaxing and songs can bring back memories. “Some of our residents may not remember what they did ﬁve minutes ago, but they can sing every word to a song from their younger years.” Speakers and televisions in the common areas of the 104-bedroom private hospital and rest home are now networked to play radio, CDs or stream internet music from a centralised computer. Televisions in the lounges are programmed to turn on and off after popular daily shows, such as Breakfast or One News. “We’re trying to make the whole experience of living in a private hospital a normalised and pleasant one,” Allan says. “While staff constantly strive for a harmonious atmosphere, at any given time a crescendo of noise from multiple TVs, radios and other music devices could be heard before the technology was introduced.” There were also problems with people inadvertently selecting unsuitable television programmes or radio stations in the lounges. Staff members were relied on to switch channels on and off and would ﬁnd children’s programmes or infomercials playing and a nearby radio blaring. “This has all been eliminated and is controlled by the click of a computer button.” Chris Du Toit from iPower Ltd, who installed the specialised network, says Ambridge Rose Manor can now create play lists of music and organise everything from one place. By signing up to internet based radio stations, such as Pandora and Spotify, music can be searched and played according to theme, genre, artist or decade. DANCE: Music can help older people increase mobility, have fun and remember the good old days.
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