Sensory resources installed for residents living with dementia at Fontwell care home
Westergate House care home in Fontwell has installed a range of sensory resources for its dementia communities.
The new dementia services offer sensory areas and a variety of immersive activities to allow residents of all capabilities and mobilities to enjoy different experiences.
General manager Paul Middleton-Russell said: “The impact the sensory environments has had in a short space of time has been incredible.
“Residents have shown absolute delight when using the areas. It has been a real joy to see the increased interaction from residents within our home with the resources and each other.”
The LED bubble tube offers a relaxing and calming motion with fish rising and falling in the water, the soothing motion of the bubbles and the rainbow colours grab attention.
An LED projector with a liquid wheel adds to the optical variegation as colours and shapes decorate the walls, ceilings and floors to create a distracting and calming effect.
Music is also used to match the interests and therapeutic needs of each individual – the sound system plays a range of tunes as well as life sounds such as musical instruments, water features and birdsong.
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