New therapeutic suite opened for residents with dementia
Published: Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
A new suite designed with residents living with dementia in mind has opened in Windsor.
The suite was officially opened by the Royal Borough’s Mayor, Cllr Paul Lion at Queen’s Court care home in Windsor.
The suite will provide 22 specialist residential and nursing care beds for people with dementia and has been designed to incorporate key elements that provide a calming, safe space for residents living with dementia, including:
- Glass fronted memory boxes filled with personal items outside each bedroom door to help residents find their room.
- Vintage travel posters decorating the corridors to evoke a bygone era.
- Specially designed blue china to help residents eat independently.
Residents will benefit from tailored activities to stimulate them and focus areas have been designed to help trigger their memories which can have a therapeutic effect on those with dementia. One of these is a sewing corner that has fabrics, paper sewing patterns and balls of wool that residents can look at and touch.
The building of the suite follows a joint investment by the Royal Borough and Care UK who run the home and will help to meet the future demand for dementia beds in the local area.
Cllr Stuart Carroll, lead member for adult social care and public health, said: “This new dementia suite is a really positive step forward. It will provide high quality facilities specially designed for those living with dementia that will enrich residents’ lives while helping to support their independent living.”
The suite currently has 16 residents.