Dementia-friendly care communities at Mayfield View
Creating a calm and welcoming environment is important for residents with dementia to ensure they feel safe, comfortable and that they can remain as independent as possible. A dementia-friendly environment can support residents in getting their bearings and help them to participate in and enjoy everyday activities.
The physical environment is important for individuals with dementia. Modifications to personal living space can help them with issues like memory loss, disorientation, coordination and mobility. Changes are often very simple, but it’s important to remember that dementia affects everyone in different ways.
At Mayfield view, residents each have their very own ‘front door’ which has been designed specifically for them, with a personalised name plate and flower basket that they chose themselves.
Katie Cliff, Home Manager, said “We wanted to create a unique, inviting and fun Dementia community that stands out whilst also enriching the home. This was created with the residents in mind and to give them a real feel of our community being their home. All of the doors are different colours with differing designs with every part of the design being Dementia friendly.”
“Its feels so special when you enter the community and this was our aim- to create something amazing for our wonderful residents.”