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PROMOTION Where is your front door? For many people living with dementia the ability to have free access to outside spaces is essential to their well-being. So why are so many care home residents essentially locked in? and domestic animals, and paths that allow residents in both of our THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF LIFE. THE FRONT DOOR IS THE GARDEN GATE When we designed our new wo communities to go for a stroll and Fresh air, the sound of birds, the community for people living with vsitthe community next door. Tere ckle of water, the colours and the carlier stages of dementia are shady corners and benches, and fragrance of flowers, the dappled we consulted with the experts at generous lawns. In summer many of shade of a big tree, your cat chasing the Dementia Centre at Stirling ouractivities such as art, live music e squirrels. Perhaps mostofall, the University. One of their principals and TaiChi take place in the gardens ailty to simply lift your eyes to the came to visit us to discuss our plans As we showed him round he made a IS IT SAFE? very interesting observation. "Ihave Resident safety is often raised as do without these simple pleasures visited hundreds of care homes. This a reason for restrieting access to of life? is the first one where the garden gate the outside spaces and this alsode Groot ia principat at Demntia C is the front door horizon and feel part of the world Why would we ever want to make concerned us initially. But we evon which operates me Cottage and Lodge found that with thoughtful design #fote Ledge, two anal communities for people THE GARDENS AT ROSE LODGE. and appropriate staffing levels our At Rose Lodge our residents have residents are perfectly able to use access to the gardens. There are the gardens safely. Some ofour more generous terraces just outside the active residents use the garden lounges, an allotment garden with independently while others use them raised beds, a fish pond, dove cotes safely with the support of carers 20 dsdc Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016 Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk

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