Wakefield HospiceWorking closely with Find, Wakefield Hospice introduced clear, contrasting signage to create an environment that facilitated independence and created a supportive environment for both patients and visitors to the unit.
The feedback from the changes has been so positive, that the Hospice Day Therapy Unit is now looking at the same enhancements for their service users.
Five Rise Nursing Home
The Mill which has been designed and built with the help of Find Memory Care was unveiled in the home’s upstairs lounge earlier this month.
Specifically designed to bring a piece of local history into the home. The Mill features the distinctive chimney of the factory, that can be seen towering above the local market town. However the replica is not just to look at but also doubles as a cabinet displaying textile artefacts.
The Old Vicarage
Always looking for ways to help improve the lives of the residents. The team at the Old Vicarage have been working alongside Find to brighten up hallways, introduce dementia-friendly signage and create interesting focal points throughout the home.
Light enabling vinyl's have been placed on glass doors and surrounds to obscure the view and discourage resident from trying to exit. Beautiful views of the Lake District have been used on murals to create focal points, window-cals have been introduced to create points of interest and clear dementia-friendly signage is in place to aid way-finding and help residents maintain their independence.
Bolton Royal Hospital
The Royal Bolton Hospital has revamped its bereavement area to create a calming environment for bereaved families.
Work started with the revamp of the corridor leading to the viewing room. Taking inspiration from the hospital bereavement book a once plain wall now features a series of beautiful murals. Each mural features a tree worked into a series of archways. With each archway representing the change of season and the cycle of life.
The waiting area and office walls have also been revamped and now feature a butterfly print theme. With inspiration taken from the hospital's memory boxes to create a calming and inviting area to reflect.
Royal Bolton Hospital
Kerry Lyons Complex Care Matron at the Royal Bolton Hospital has been working with Find to create a welcoming dementia-friendly environment designed to aid treatment and increase mobility.
The new look areas consist of two communal rooms and two multifunctional rooms. Both of the communal rooms offer a café atmosphere where patients can drink, talk and play games away from the ward environment. The two multifunctional rooms have created a quiet space where patients and visitors can go for quiet reflection. These rooms also convert into carer overnight rooms when required. The rooms have been transformed with the use of dementia-friendly wall murals and lighting mood panels. Creating a relaxed atmosphere that stimulates conversation and encourages social interaction.
Summerfield house in Halifax wanted to create more privacy for the residents in their conservatory which overlooked residential properties.
Working closely with Find, Carl Stevenson Summerfields Manager came up with a solution that not only provided privacy for the residents of the home but also for the general public that could see clearly into the conservatory. A solution that also maintained lighting levels and produced a view that residents could sit back and enjoy.
Find’s window decal which took just 2 hours to apply has been used on all of the windows in the conservatory, providing a beautiful countryside view that can be seen from both the inside and outside
Primrose Hill is a 50 bedded nursing home situated in the North East of Wolverhampton, comprising of 3 units designed to provide specialist care and support for those living with dementia, complex nursing needs and those requiring end of life care and support.
Working closely with Find, Primrose Hill opened their specialist Dementia unit. ‘Forget Me Not’ Lane with street themed brick lane corridors, a Cafe lounge complete with a sweet shop and post office, a Bar lounge featuring a red telephone booth and bar counter, a stylish dining room and a spacious conservatory style garden lounge.
Navigational aids such as colour-coded doors have also been introduced to help residents find their way around the suite, thus promoting dignity and independence.
Find Memory Care teamed up with Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS to enhance the environment at Acomb Garth (York), a unit for male adults with dementia.
Following the success of using Find’s murals in care home settings, Find was keen to install them in a hospital unit and monitor the impact. We didn’t have long to wait for the benefits to be realised. The immediate result saw a dramatic 79.6% reduction in violence and aggressive behaviour. Both the Trust and Find are absolutely thrilled by this outcome.
Wynyard Woods Care Home
Wynyard Woods Care Home, part of the Anchor Group has created an exciting new dementia-friendly 3D interactive village inside the home for residents to enjoy with the help of Find. Always looking for ways to help improve the lives of the residents, Kath Sargent, Wynyard Woods Care Home Manager has introduced themed areas and interactive 3D shops into her care home to give the residents a greater opportunity to socialise and interact with others according to their preferences.
The new areas include a seaside scene with a Punch and Judy show. An extensive tailor-made 3D interactive village scene incorporating a village store and the Wynyard Woollen clothes shop, a post office where residents can go and post letters, a café where many residents can be found having a nice cup of tea and a garden scene which has been brought to life with sounds of the outdoors, garden benches and flowers.