The design and environment of our specialist home maximises independence but also safety. Although easy access is important, proper signage, dementia friendly furnishings and clearly defined areas all help residents to be both independent and secure.
Our Specialist Nursing home is purpose-built and designed to provide the best care and to make daily life as comfortable as possible for our residents. The home is well designed and the use of different door colours provides familiarity for our residents. This allows them to find their way as well as reduce anxiety. Our home is designed to ensure residents have easy access to all parts of the building and gardens. This gives residents the freedom to walk around the home and enjoy the garden as and when they want to.
Creating familiarity is key
Our home signals recognition through homely environments and comfortable living spaces where residents can spend time with familiar faces and build relationships.
To further support familiarity and ease of orientation, personal belongings may be placed outside each resident’s bedroom to help them recognise where it is and reduce confusion.
Lighting is also an important part of dementia care as Sundowning is a common occurrence in people living with dementia. Sundowning, also known as ‘late-day confusion’ is used to describe changes in behaviour that usually occur around late afternoon or early evening where a person with dementia may become confused, agitated, anxious or aggressive.
A Home Away From Home
At Larchfield House we provide a range of specialist nursing care covering a wide range of needs and requirements. You can learn more about the different types of care by visiting the indivdual pages below. If you have question or would like to speak to a member of our team, then please get in touch.
Our purpose built home provides spacious bedrooms each with their own ensuite facility. All rooms are well lit and have been thoughtfully decordated using contrasting colours to ensure they are dementia friendly. We encourage residents and families to personalise rooms too.
We have recently rennovated our gardens, transforming them into a beautiful and accessible outdoor space for quiet reflection. The landscaped areas are secure and private which is ideal for our residents to relax whilst gardening or taking part in gentle exercise.
Food & Dining
A well balanced diet is vital to ensuring our resident's health and wellbeing is maintained at all times. Our Catering Team work closely with our Clinical Team helping to provide all Larchfield residents with highly nutritious food which is personalised to meet their individual needs.
Leisure & Wellness
Whether your loved one prefers one to one activities, to be alone or group activities; all of our residents are reviewed to ensure we provide suitable activities and stimulation required for a happy life. We often bring in outside entertainment and organise trips to garden centres, restaurants or the town centre.