Care home design can significantly impact on the quality of life for residents. It is important to create a space that is safe and provides unrestricted movement, free from any physical or visual barriers.
Whether you are adapting an existing residence, undertaking a care home refurbishment or new build development, creating homes that cater for all the people that live in them is challenging.
Two-thirds of care home residents in the UK have a cognitive impairment with dementia being the most common determinant of entry into residential care. In an aging population, these figures are likely to rise creating more demand for facilities that cater for dementia patients.
Key to care home improvements, is ensuring your designs create an environment that positively impacts the quality of care. Central to this, is ensuring the layouts, furnishing, fixtures and fittings, work well for those with visual and cognitive impairments.
This guide is intended to be used as means to help those undertaking a care home refurbishment or new build development. The recommendations and suggestions can be used to help modify or adapt existing premises to meet the needs of peoples with dementia or sight loss.
Everyone has different needs and capabilities, and these can change over time. We understand that tailoring to these requirements can be challenging, especially when caring for residents with cognitive or visual impairments.
We work with a network of specialists within the industry and can take your project from concept through to completion. From assisted living technology, to lighting specialists, to Architects and interior designers, we can offer turnkey solutions that meet your project needs.