Older people living in residential and nursing care facilities spend a large proportion of their time within the boundaries of the home, and are highly dependent upon the quality of the care environment to support their physical or cognitive frailties. The quality of care is then directly related to the physical spaces within which they live. Our knowledgeable team are highly experienced in the design of environments tailored to the needs of those living with a variety of medical conditions. We also understand the importance of creating spaces for social interaction between residents, staff and visitors.
Haringey Council Services Department flagship care home. The project comprises 32 beds for respite care and for elderly people with dementia, together with a Day Care Centre. The concept is to provide an ‘L’ shaped, two storey building creating both secure landscaped, south facing gardens to the rear and a pedestrianised mews formed with the adjacent PCT Clinic as the front public face. The first floor will house two units that will be registered to provide care for older people with dementia, with the two ground floor units providing care for elderly and physically frail older people.
The Harmonia Dementia Village in Dover represents a new concept in caring based upon a social approach that encourages those living with dementia to lead as normal a life as possible, engaging with a familiar environment while having access to care 24 hours a day. The project remodels 12 existing semi-detached houses to provide accommodation for 30 residents. A new hub building contains six bedrooms available for a new ‘guest-house with care’ concept as well as communal facilities for the Harmonia Village residents and for use by the local community and volunteers. The interior design is based upon the latest research and technology in dementia care following extensive consultation with clinicians, staff and carers.