The Home has been redeveloped and refurbished over the last
2 years, creating 3 separate areas within the Home, each
designed to meet the specific needs of that client group.
This work followed consultations with national leaders in
dementia care and dementia environment design (Dementia
Care Matters Ltd & the University of Stirling).
Each lounge area has its own specifically designed garden,
freely accessible and fully visible from the Home; the medium
dependency dementia lounge has both an activity garden and
a seating terrace, which can be used separately or opened
up to create 1 large space.
The notion that people should not have free access to safe
but stimulating outdoor space does not sit well with a person-centred
philosophy – the huge difference that this has made
to the lives of the people who live and work here cannot
Bedrooms are single, single en-suite or companion rooms;
there are some people for whom being alone in at night,
sometimes for the first time, would cause real distress
; friendships & relationships should not have to suffer
because homes cannot accommodate their wish to be together.
All bathrooms and shower rooms are specially adapted; we
have a Jacuzzi-style bath and are in the process of commissioning
artwork for these rooms to create a bathing space that is
both pleasurable and stimulating; two of the bathrooms are
also equipped with ceiling hoists for the most physically