Since her appointment in June 2008, Janet has expanded the existing department and with 105 hours of Physiotherapists and 70 hours of Assistant Physiotherapists a week being made available to the veterans Janet is confident a real high quality service is being delivered.
‘At Erskine the main priority is to have as many people as possible functioning and at the highest level possible, within their capabilities, for as long as possible. As in many areas of Erskine we are extremely fortunate, due to loyal supporters, to have an excellent range of equipment including electronic bikes, which means wheelchair bound residents can have access to cycling, training/mobility, strength and endurance exercises to maintain fitness levels.’
Within Erskine it is easier to stimulate on an intellectual basis rather than a physical level but Janet has introduced regular exercise classes and the latest project a “Walking Group” has been a marvellous success at the Erskine Mains Home, Erskine Glasgow Home and Erskine Edinburgh Home. The Walking Group will soon be re-introduced to the Erskine Home in Bishopton.
For Janet, whose grandfathers were both veterans, one of whom was an amputee, working in Erskine is a natural progression in a career which has included working within the NHS, emphasis on Neuro Physiotherapy and Care of the Elderly in the Community and also in the Private Sector for Revive MS Support amongst other positions.