Carolien, occupational therapist nursing home
‘Our client became calmer and she sat in bed with a smile’
‘She was very restless’
In our nursing home we have tried the Squease vest with a lady with dementia. Our reasoning was that this lady was very restless and we thought that Deep Pressure could help her to relax. We tried a weighted blanket previously but this was simply too heavy and warm for the client, she would often push the blanket away.
‘She became calmer’
By using the vest, three times a day for 15 minutes at a time, it appeared that our client became calmer and she sat in bed with a smile. The pump could be removed to prevent her from playing with it. We hope to use the vest with more people in the future, as it may help olthers to alleviate restlessness.