Taunton care home, Sherford Manor is undergoing an extensive programme of upgrading its facilities to improve the day-to-day experience of its residents.
The home, which offers care to both residential and nursing clients, has had a refurbishment of its dementia and nursing units, and improvements were made to the residents’ rooms and the communal areas. In total, the home will spend £319,000 on both the continuing upgrade of décor and less visible improvements like a new boiler, ventilation works, lift works, and new fire alarm panel.
The ongoing refurbishment also includes redecoration, new furniture, a seaside mural, a fully refurbished dining/lounge area, and upgraded bathroom facilities. Special care was taken when redecorating to ensure the décor was ‘dementia friendly’. This involved attention paid to the choice of colours, ensuring any handrails can be clearly seen using a contrasting colour on the wall behind and changes in flooring to differentiate between the dining room and lounge area. A room was also allocated to an in -house “shop” for the residents, and a quiet lounge was created.
Katrina Ball, Manager of Sherford Manor, said: “Our residents are absolutely delighted with the improvements we’ve made. Comfort and care are our highest priority, and making these improvements are essential to achieving this.
“A lot of work has gone in to make sure the facilities are of an excellent quality, and we are certain that both the residents and their families will love spending time in our lounge area and garden.”
Alison Boote, Operations Director for Healthcare Management Solutions, said: “This investment is one of many important improvements taking place at Sherford Manor. The refurbishment will make life far easier for those with dementia, and will help to make all residents feel more at home.”