IMPROVEMENTS IN DEMENTIA CARE FOR LOCAL NURSING HOME
Stanfield Nursing Home in Rushwick, Worcestershire, has just completed an extension to enhance its dementia care support for residents.
An extension to the existing building was a result of long-term developments into improving existing residents’ standard of living, particularly for individuals currently suffering with dementia.
Richard White, owner of Stanfield Nursing Home expressed the care homes’ ethos behind the project: “Everything we consider at Stanfield is about ensuring our residents have the highest possible quality of life, the vision of Stanfield is to deliver a holistic approach to do everything possible to fulfil our residents’ needs and wants, as would happen in their own home.”
Local building contractor, Speller Metcalfe was contracted by Worcester-based design firm One Creative Environments Ltd (One)- to build the extension, which comprises seven specialist care bedrooms, a community breakout space and a dementia-friendly garden for residents to enjoy.
All additional bedrooms are equipped with modern facilities, including flexible lighting and assistance alarms managed from residents’ beds and en-suite bathrooms – improving accessibility for elderly residents.
The new breakout space includes a large projector and is designed to give residents easy access to the nursing home’s newly landscaped gardens.
Bill Cave, Small Works Divisional Director at Speller Metcalfe commented on the success of the new extension in meeting Richard White’s objectives: “This project has improved facilities for residents by offering an additional safe and comfortable living space for elderly residents.
“Working alongside the designers at One we have been able to deliver their design for a low energy building that reduces energy usage and operational costs through solar actuated natural ventilation systems.”
Craig Walding, Project Design Manager at One added: “It’s fantastic to see the end result and how well the extension complements the existing building with its natural oak façade and simple form design. The garden area has transformed the outdoor space and we hope residents will enjoy it for many years to come.”