We have in total 3 lounges all on the ground floor next to each other. These rooms are designed environmentally to match each stage of Dementia (early, middle and later/advanced stages of Dementia).
These rooms are always changing and adapting to the needs of the people living in the home. They also fluctuate in number depending upon the number of people at each stage and to the social characteristics within the home. Some people choose to orientate themselves to different rooms to sit with their friends, or maybe because they prefer to have a quick nap in a room in which therapeutic music is being played. Some people interact with all the activites offered and some people just enjoy peacefully people watching.
When visiting the home for the first time these rooms can seem particularly busy in comparison to other homes, this is because most of the people who live in the home do not spend very much of their time in their bedroom preferring to be amongst the people who they live with and the staff team.
The home complies with all safety, security with CQC.
Our garden and decking area are safe and secure. The front door has a fob entry and exit system which is over ridden upon the sound of the fire alarms activating. All the windows have window restrictors which can only be opened to 10cm. Radiators have wooden covers. Hot water taps have preset valves to prevent scalding, bedroom doors have a personal key and can be locked from the inside but for safety can be over ridden with a master key. All bedroom doors have a door alarm which can be used in a quarantine basis during COVID 19 outbreak. Bedrooms have a bedside cupboard, the top drawer has a key which is ideal for the keeping personal items, a small safe is available in bedroom wardrobes. Bathrooms, communal rooms and bedrooms have a call bell system. All rooms have appropriate signage and we also have orientation walls to assist anybody feeling lost within the building. Carpets are plain to help with depth perceptions that people living with Dementia can experience. Bedrooms have a motion sensor alarm system which alerts night staff when somebody gets up and is moving about during the night. We have many assistive technology itmes within our alarm systems to assist with safety of the people living in the home, for example chair alarms to assist with safety of the indiviudals who are at a high risk of falls.