A dementia-friendly environment
At Agincare we understand that people living with dementia can become distracted in over-stimulating environments. We make sure there aren’t too many notices and signs, or highly patterned wallpapers and carpets.
We use colour and visual cues, such as giving each bedroom its own personalised front door. This helps residents find their way around our homes.
We use daylight lighting to minimise shadows and make sure there are no shiny surfaces on floors. We keep mirrors to a minimum, unless a resident has a specific request. Background noise is subtle, unless of course there’s a specific ‘noisy’ activity, sing-a-long or film night!
Inevitably there will always need to be certain ‘not so homely’ pieces of equipment such as hoists and walking aids. Our homes store these away from resident areas for safety reasons and to help keep that ‘home from home’ feel.