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.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:18 pm

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.”

An LED bubble tube, part of the new range of sensory resources at Westergate House care home

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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