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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? THE FRONT DOOR IS THE and domestic animals, and paths THE SIMPLE PLEASURES that allow residents in both of our OF LIFE GARDEN GATE When Rose Lodge designed its new community for people living visit the community next door. There trickle of water, the colours and with the earlier 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 University. One of their principals and Tai Chi take place in the gardens. ability to simply lift your eyes to the came to visit us to discuss our plans. As we showed him round he made a two communities to go for a stroll and Fresh air, the sound of birds, the our activities such as art, live music, the squirrels. Perhaps most of all, the horizon and feel part of the world. Why would we ever want to make IS IT SAFE? Resident safety is often raised as do without these simple pleasures a reason for restricting access to of lifer the outside spaces and this also Peter de Groet aa principal at Dementie Care concerned us initially. But we Devon which operatea the Cotage and Lodge found that with thoughtful design at Mose lodge. two ama and appropriate staffing levels our very interesting observation. "I have visited hundreds of care homes. This is the first one where the garden gate is the front door". communtes for people ving with Dementia THE GARDENS AT ROSE LODGE TOP 20 At Rose Lodge our residents have residents are perfectly able to use access to the gardens. There are the gardens safely. Some of our more dsdc CAEHOME COUP active residents use the garden generous terraces just outside the lounges, an allotment garden with independently while others use them raised beds, a fish pond, dove cotes safely with the support of carers. Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EXB 2EZ CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk 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? THE FRONT DOOR IS THE and domestic animals, and paths THE SIMPLE PLEASURES that allow residents in both of our OF LIFE GARDEN GATE When Rose Lodge designed its new community for people living visit the community next door. There trickle of water, the colours and with the earlier 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 University. One of their principals and Tai Chi take place in the gardens. ability to simply lift your eyes to the came to visit us to discuss our plans. As we showed him round he made a two communities to go for a stroll and Fresh air, the sound of birds, the our activities such as art, live music, the squirrels. Perhaps most of all, the horizon and feel part of the world. Why would we ever want to make IS IT SAFE? Resident safety is often raised as do without these simple pleasures a reason for restricting access to of lifer the outside spaces and this also Peter de Groet aa principal at Dementie Care concerned us initially. But we Devon which operatea the Cotage and Lodge found that with thoughtful design at Mose lodge. two ama and appropriate staffing levels our very interesting observation. "I have visited hundreds of care homes. This is the first one where the garden gate is the front door". communtes for people ving with Dementia THE GARDENS AT ROSE LODGE TOP 20 At Rose Lodge our residents have residents are perfectly able to use access to the gardens. There are the gardens safely. Some of our more dsdc CAEHOME COUP active residents use the garden generous terraces just outside the lounges, an allotment garden with independently while others use them raised beds, a fish pond, dove cotes safely with the support of carers. Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EXB 2EZ CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk

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