New dementia friendly areas at Southlands Place
At Southlands Place Care Home we understand that dementia can feel like another world. It can mean big changes to a person’s world as they know it, but some things never change. Like their story, who they matter to and who they are. So many things define us as individuals, but dementia doesn’t have to. We see the person behind it, and help them live the life they want, to the full.
The team at the home have been busy updating the dementia community to include various new areas and rooms for their residents to interact with. The areas feature items from days gone by or places that residents can relate to and help to stimulate conversation and provoke memories, including:
- A post office
- Nursery and Housekeeping station
- Handbags and gladrags area
- Indoor Park
- Tool station
- Sports memorabilia
These areas were created in the home to provide residents with an alternative and stimulating environment and aim to provide meaningful and individualised activities.
Everyone at the home is proud to be part of the only care home group to have its own unique award-winning dementia training ‘My World’ which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, in addition to addressing clinical aspects of care.
To find out more about our unique dementia care at Southlands Place call us on freephone 0808 202 3303.