5 Ways to Use StoriiCare's Places Feature
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5 Ways to Use StoriiCare's Places Feature

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What is the Places feature?

Places is a feature that uses an integration with Google Street View. From Places, users can search for and save specific locations to their ‘My Places’ list. 

Places can be accessed from a StoriiCare or Storii account. It is located in the gray menu bar that runs along the top of the screen. 

Alongside Life Story, Media, and Playlists, Places is one of StoriiCare’s key engagement tools that contributes to the building out of a person-centred care profile. 

Creative Ways to Use Places

Country Themed Days

Celebrate your resident or service users’ cultural backgrounds and plan themed activity days. One of our clients had a resident from Italy and the Activities Coordinator worked together with her family to plan an Italia day. The residents listened to classic Italian music, got to try their hands at making ravioli, visited famous Italian places using Places, and played bocce ball in the garden. We’ve also had a client tell us that one of their service users from Ethiopia used Places to show her fellow adult day care participants where she used to live and the places she used to frequent. 

Visit the 7 Wonders of the World

  1. Great Wall of China
  2. Petra in Ma’an Jordan
  3. Colosseum in Rome
  4. Chichen Itza in Yucutan, Mexico 
  5. Machu Picchu in Cuzco Region, Peru
  6. Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, India
  7. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

You may not be able to find a street view of all these locations, but a helpful tip is to Google the attraction first. Then, copy the coordinates provided on Google Maps and paste them into the Places search browser on StoriiCare. 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Working one-on-one with a resident or together with their relative(s), look up locations that would’ve been significant to them and re-visit these places on StoriiCare. This is an excellent reminiscence activity! You can Add the place syou find to the resident’s ‘My Locations’ list so they can be re-visited quickly later. Family members with a Storii account can also add to this list from their own device. Consider asking the resident about: 

  • Homes they lived in
  • Schools they attended
  • Places of worship they attended
  • Places they worked
  • Favorite holiday/vacation spots
  • Public places they frequented: swimming pools, cafes, pubs, restaurants, libraries, cinemas, bowling alleys, parks, concert halls, roller rinks, museums, etc. 
  • Where they got married and/or honeymooned
  • Where their children or grandchildren live

Street Art Tour

  1. Find a list of famous urban murals
  2. Google them to find the addresses and save your list
  3. Search for the addresses in StoriiCare’s Places

Some street art murals to consider: 

  • Keith Haring’s We the Youth: 2149 Ellsworth St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, United States
  • East Side Gallery: 80 Mühlenstraße, Berlin
  • Bob Dylan Mural: 1, S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States

Click here for Street Art tours with audio commentary from Google Arts & Culture.

Previewing New Places to Reduce Anxiety

Going to new, unknown places can cause some individuals to experience anxiety. Maybe you have a service user who is nervous about an upcoming appointment at a new physician’s office or going away on a family trip someplace they've never seen before? Or perhaps you’ve planned a field trip somewhere for your participants. Looking these places up on StoriiCare ahead of time can help ease worries and fears. Then, when the service user arrives to this new destination, it won’t feel so unfamiliar. They'll have explored the area or seen the outside of the building. Perhaps they'll have spotted a nearby park or restaurant they want to visit.